I love Heinlein's works - starship troopers, stranger in a strange land, etc. This was a fun book, but not one of his finest. it might have deserved 4 starts except for my dissapointment
having recently reread all of the old heinlein material, i realized i'd never read this one. now i know why. i found his treatment of women embarrassing.
more fantasy than sci fi
There are a few Heinlein books that aren't to my taste, but this is the only one I truly dislike. There is no way for me to describe why Glory Road is so bad without a lot of spoilers.
Bronson Pinchot turns in a great performance, but he wasn't given a lot to work with.
The narrator was the best. The story was okay. At times, it was too preachy for me. Half way through the book I started to enjoy the story but it lost momentum and the ending fell flat. It was published in 1963 but does not seem outdated. If you like satirical fantasy, you might like this book.
Unpredictable, captivating and entertaining.
Star's grandson portrayed by Pinchot with a French accent.
The beautiful Star.
This book was an enjoyable journey.
I cut my teeth on Heinlein and am revisiting his works. This time I was old enough to catch a number of aspects that I missed the first time around.
Although this book is a bit more toward the fantasy genre than most of his works, he is able to bring a logical, scientific slant to what would otherwise be pure "magic."
He had a great ability to shift personae. Loved his accents. He sounds a bit like Matthew McConaughey.
They all are..
Warning not a feminist read.
Good characters. Interesting concepts. Poor execution of the plot. I gave it 3 but I am probably being generous. 2.5? At least it was good enough to finish the whole thing. Pinchot did a great job narrating though.
I'm not overly politically correct, but I was bothered by Heinlein's recurrent statements (through the main character) that women were just stupid, emotional creatures. Oh, that need to be spanked when they are misbehaving-- and not necessarily in the naughty, bedroom way. The book was nominated for a Hugo in 1963, but I don't think it would get published 40 years later.
Sure, I like Heinlein-- just need to find the right book.
There was a sidekick in the book, Rufo, who was hilarious.
Follow up book? Sure, in the right hands, the characters did have something to offer.
I was taken right from the start and enjoyed the various ways Oscar deals with the being a Hero. Grand narration.