Sunday, September 24, 2006

Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein

Picked by: Phyllis

Steph: First half was good but then I think the author smoked something and made the main character's life his fantasy. Sparked good discussion, but only because of its eccentricity.
General read: 1 | For Discussion: 4

Phyllis: The bible of the love generation, it had themes of "individual liberty, self-responsibility, sexual freedom and the influence of organized religion on human culture and government." The book started out extremely well, the religious part was quite enjoyable-making fun of the crazy religions that were popping up at the time, but the sexual freedom was carried a little far and dragged the book down. It became less sci fi and more 'summer reading'.
General read: 3 | For Discussion: 4

Discussed at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop