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Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
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Apr 06, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: adult, fantasy-sci-fi, young-adult
Read in March, 2010

I read this book as part of the 'read a book from the year you were born' challenge. The pickings were pretty slim from the lists I could find. The Pulitzer winner, Andersonville weighs in at over 700 pages. The Newberry winner, Carry on Mr Bowditch, meh. There was a mystery available in Central Storage but they couldn't find it, so I ended up with this Heinlein book and liked it much better than expected. Don't read a lot of SF but it was interesting how modern this 50+ year old book felt. And actor is hired to play the part of a kidnapped politician in order to keep the peace. One thing leads to another and the part keeps going on and on until...
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Judy That's a cool challenge. I set myself a challenge to read books for every year I have lived (long list; I am an older person) and have discovered all kinds of books I never had read or sometimes heard of. By the way, Carry On Mr Bowditch is actually quite good and an inspirational story about overcoming difficulties. I posted my review of it yesterday. You can also see my list of books from 1956; get to it from my profile.

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