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Old 05-03-2009, 10:11 AM   #130
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Two quotes from Heinlein.
"Stranger in a Strange Land"

Very Excellent Book.

It's scifi written in a tongue in cheek style with profound philosophical views on culture from a few decades ago. Heinlein peers a the human being with intelligence and analysis and seizes on a reality that transcends fashions, the roots of existence.
The story in itself is symplistic but a fantastic basis for an uninterested judgement of humanity. The only failure to me is a certain sexist view that somehow fades when the eyes are from the martian protagonist.

I recommend this book even to people who abhore scifi.
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