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To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein
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Jan 09, 08

bookshelves: sciencefiction
Recommended for: hard core Heinlein fans
Read in January, 2008

Wish I hadn't bothered; this book is terrible. The thesis (oft-repeated) seems to be "Maureen is an amoral wench," and this is backed up by pages and pages of her sexual exploits. In between the incest and polygamy is nonsense about alternate timelines and an assassination squad. All this is tied back into other novels like Time Enough for Love, and since it's told from a different perspective (Maureen's), hard core Heinlein fans will enjoy some of it. But ultimately it's only a few excellent paragraphs on the folly of "warm body" democracy, paper money, and bad parenting that make up the book's redeeming qualities.
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Alan it's funny that reading this review you can tell the writer is a Christian. He also misses the point of this book completely.

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