Quick Book Review

Posted By on April 29, 2009 at 8:23 pm

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert A. Heinlein, 1966.
Quick review: I lately find myself wishing for an advantageous locale, vis-a-vis Earth’s gravity well.
5 stars.

Spurred by references to Simon Jester that popped up around the recent Tea Parties, I took it upon myself to dig out my ancient copy of Heinlein’s classic story of libertarian revolution.
Having failed to find it — I think it made its way to the used bookstore last year, along with several hundred other volumes — I acquired a fresh copy, and dug in.
It had easily been 20 years since I last read it, and yet much of the book has stuck with me over the years. Re-reading it was like greeting an old friend.
When I’d finished, I realized how much my own political views have been shaped by (or at least have developed into being a close match for) the views expressed by Heinlein’s characters.
Come to think of it, I agree with a greater-than-zero bit of the political philosophy Heinlein expounded in Starship Troopers, too. Pity the movie sucked like a fusion-powered Electrolux.


One Response to “Quick Book Review”

  1. mostly cajun says:

    I’ve read it several times myself. I’m halfway through it again.
    good book…