50 Classics: Stranger in a Strangeland

Hey look, finished another title off my long-suffering 50 Classics list! Regrettably, it was Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strangeland. Finishing it took enormous force of will, for this was a truly, truly, truly terrible book. Sure, I realize it was written in a very different era, but I don’t think that alone is enough to excuse Heinlein’s rampant homophobia, misogyny and antisemitism.

Stranger is basically a few initial chapters of pulp science fiction short story padded out by a rambling diatribe by a very narrow minded and judgment guy. In my grokking it is a wrongness.

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