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Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
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Aug 05, 11

bookshelves: books-about-books, culture, fiction, history, philosophy, religion, science-fiction
Read in May, 2011 — I own a copy

A second read for me of this classic of Science Fiction, the first was in the late 60s. It is a marvelous romp/sccreed/diatribe/story of the meaning of religion. Written at the start of the cultural revolution this is a delicious book that still holds up nearly 50 years later. A young earthling/martian is brought home and smashes down walls in terms of terrestial economics, law, foreign relations but especially of how we came to create religions. Michael is part hippie, part guru, part messiah and Jubal his 'guide, mentor and historian' is a character unto himself.
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