While I liked the idea of this story, it introduced several intriguing themes, but dropped them to move to another set of characters without fully developing any of them. When the book dropped into the cult/sexual intrigues, I gave up on the book altogether. I rarely fail to finish a book, but this one failed to keep my interest.
Sometimes the wisest thing to do is die when wisdom is replaced with the understanding that only the organic is lost. . .
I'll only search out more from Heinlein if I need to endure more "Mad Men" style misogyny, attacks on organized religion, and the promotion of ludicrous "free love," commune style living.
Valentine Michael Smith
I was excited to read this "triple award winner," but I was terribly disappointed. Fifty years later the social commentary which is the essence of the book just looks silly. Compared to a true classic of social commentary such as "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "Stranger in a Strange Land" falls flat.
I really loved 'it a great story. It challenges pre conceived notions, and societies Elite! Personal responsibility and taboos.
A wonderfully multithreaded trip through philosophy and time. Respect it for its prescience as a 50"s trip to the future and advance look at the ethos of the summer of love. It's a bit rough in places but the generous of Heinline comes through. Enjoy!