Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Stranger in a Strange Land

Robert A. Heinlein

fiction classics science fiction adventurous challenging reflective slow-paced

528 pages | first published 1961

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A human raised on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith has just arrived on planet Earth. Among his people for the first time, he struggles to understand the social mores and prejudices of human nature that are so alien to him, while his own "psi" powers...
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Summary of 5279 reviews

Moods

reflective 59%
adventurous 56%
challenging 51%
mysterious 23%
emotional 20%
funny 18%
hopeful 15%
inspiring 14%
dark 10%
informative 10%
tense 7%
sad 6%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 45%
medium 45%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 49% | A mix: 30% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 36% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 26% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 55% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 20%

Average rating

3.56

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