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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Stranger in a Strange Land: By Robert A. Heinlein

Hey readers! I read this new book upon recommendation and I'm glad that I did. This is definetly  a great book that I may be rereading in the near future. I hope you all give it a try!

This book is about Valentine Michael Smith, who is in fact human but was raised by martians. This is not your typical alien storyline so don't give up on this review quite yet....

Mike was birthed by two scientists on board a mission to Mars and was the only survivor of this mission. Being the only survivor he was raised by martians and when earth finally came back into contact with Mars, the martians sent Mike back to Earth. While it is quite impossible to explain this complex book in a short and sweet paragraph, I would like to state that this book is all about Mike learning to be human. Mike is innocent and cannot comprehend concepts such as jealousy or money, for these did not exist on Mars. Throughout this book it is seen that Mike additionally has "powers" that humans have never seen. This novel definitely sparked my interest and curiosity with each page and kept me wanting more!!!

This story is not just a science fiction novel but it also delves into many scientific aspects that were ahead of its' time when written in the 50's.  My only critique of this well written novel is that it was a little too wordy making it too long.  I suggest you all give it a read ASAP!

Your Friend,
Rae Sparks

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