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Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
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Sep 29, 2009

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bookshelves: audio, hugo-award, science-fiction, 2010
Read in February, 2010 , read count: 1

The "Great Lorenzo" is an actor short on work, who finds himself suddenly hired to impersonate an important politician. It's an interesting premise and the thing that made me really enjoy this book was how much I loathed the main character. He was so pompous, whiny, and arrogant, it was brilliant. It's always neat when an author manages to tell an engaging story through such an unattractive character.

Being written in 1956 made for some entertaining sci-fi too. Since it was pretty low on the technical descriptions, the book has fared well over time. However, there are still many things that make you chuckle. The slide rule made more than one appearance, and the male/female relationships were equally dated, making for a great and campy read.

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message 1: by Scotthardy (new)

Scotthardy This is probably the best book I've ever read.

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