Winner of the 1967 Hugo award, this novel marked Heinlein's partial return to his best form. He draws many historical parallels with the War of Independence, and clearly shows his own libertarian political views.
©1965 Robert A. Heinlein; (P)1999 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"Adrenalizing, mind-stretching, conviction-testing...unmatched by any contemporary!" (Theodore Sturgeon)
This is one of my all time favorite Heinlein stories. Guy meets computer. Guy meets girl. Guy meets old professor. So of course a revolution is born. But in typical finesse you buy into the story. You become invested in the characters. what happens to them masters.
Yup!! It's a classic Heinlein. Enjoy the ride!!
This is a very good book...entertaining and thought-provoking. This book draws inspiration from the American Revolution...being familiar with the history of the American Revolution will deepen an appreciation of this book. While it has lots of unique elements and is not a pure corollary to the American Revolution, there are enough elements to make it interesting if you have a bent toward history.
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This book has not aged well. The plot is weak and jumps around, the dialogue is stilted, and there is little character development. In addition, I found the Russian accent of the main character to be grating. I am surprised the ratings here are so high, I recommend skipping this one.
The book did a good job of not being overtly dated, so that was a pleasant surprise.
I didn't like the style in which the main character was written. Heavy on dialog and not as heavy on scenes and descriptions, but all RAH books are this way.
Glad to get it off my list. Don't think I'll do it again, though.
I loved every minute of this book. In today's publishing world it is very hard to publish a book that has exposition like this one, however the exposition is right on point. That makes this classic almost impossible to repeat in today's market, and so makes this book an even rarer jewel.
This was one of my first hard core science fiction reads years ago. And if only one word (the same word) was changed in about five places this book would read as current sci fi. The writing is excellent, the story immersive and the human psychology spot on. All I can say after listening to this as an audible book is the same thing I felt years ago. Wow!
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