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Have any of you ladies ever read the book ...

Stranger in a Strange Land? I believe it's by Robert A. Heinlein.

Good work of fiction right there, IMO. What do you think?


Asked by outstandingLove at 1:45 PM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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    I'm a writer and this author was not a writer. I HATE this book from the academic/ lit criticism perspective. As a work of literature, it is grueling, un-rightfully pedantic, poorly executed, and ignores EVERY known fact and theory of literary development. If that manuscript were to be put in front of a publisher today, it would NEVER make it beyond page 2. Terrible.


    The ideas presented are extremely appealing to many people. Water sharing ritual, development of brotherhood, forging relationships on the psycho-intellectual level of "grokking" another person, force of will being more powerful than modern medicine... Those of us lumped under the "pagan" catch-all can dig it.

    I can dig it.

    But it's a horrible book. It just has good ideas.

    Answer by ecodani at 7:32 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I haven't read it, but now I have the song stuck in my head. Thanks! :p

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:12 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Nope, but I will put it on my list :) I love books!

    Answer by rhanford at 5:34 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I'm a creative writer and i LOVED the book. ...but it has been many many years sense i have read it. I mostly remember the ideas in the book. But i also remember that once i started reading it i didn't put it down until it was finished.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 8:14 PM on Nov. 4, 2009