Book Update

Stranger in a Strange Land?

I couldn’t finish it. The book had an enjoyable concept but its dated writing style lost favor with me very quickly. Honestly, I’m stunned that it’s considered highly on sci-fi book ratings lists.

I have since picked up Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, written in 1974. The narrative prose still feels fresh. It’s poetic and interesting.

Why do some books like Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) age while others are still so vibrant (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Dune (1965)) ? I wonder if it’s personal taste or something that’s embedded in the styles of writing.

I haven’t a clue, but I’m glad to have found an enjoyable read.

One thought on “Book Update

  • 12/3/2014 at 4:28 pm

    There are so many other Heinlein books on the NPR’s SciFi list too, I really wonder if any of the others are any better or are they all similar in style to Stranger in a Strange Land. Glad you liked the next book you picked out! I have been reading a short story for entirely too long, should finish it up and pick up a real book.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *