Aug 11, 11
Read from July 26 to August 11, 2011
This really did feel like at least 2 books in one.
The first part is good old fashioned sci-fi, and the second part is theological and moralistic diatribe. I didnt care for the second part as much, even though I agreed with quite a bit of it, it still felt preachy. I can handle that type of deal better also, when it is more subtly woven into the fabric of the story. This was just handled a bit heavy handed.
Still I can see why it is considered one of the all time greats. This is a must read for anyone who is a real hardcore fan of the genre.