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The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein
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Aug 10, 2011

it was amazing
Read from July 15 to August 10, 2011

This mid-sized science fiction paperback is yet another great novel written by Robert Heinlein! He wrote this one late in his life & near the end of his writing career so it includes a lot of characters from his original novels as well as some brand new ones. The author keeps you guessing at what might happen next all the way through, mostly thanks to the constantly changing settings and the part near the middle where the main characters are picked up by a time-ship and taken to another planet several thousand years into the future. Don't expect to see too much of the cat from the title of the book, it's name is Pixel and it finally appears near the last third of the story. I favor this book a lot since the main character never has the chance to sit still so you're constantly moving with him, whether you're on board a luxurious space habitat, running through the streets of Lunar City under the surface of the moon, or enjoying a picnic in the shade of a tree while sitting on the grass of a contemporary version of the American cornbelt. I admit that I was a little bit unsatisfied with the ending but I interpreted it as a sly wink to the reader by the author since he earlier admitted to the fact that fictitious universes do exist and can be visited by real life characters but they will inevitably end when the author decides that they're complete. Read this enjoyable science-fiction adventure for yourself and decide if you like it or not.
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