Roundup: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

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By Anne Perry

Posted on May 23, 2014 in Books with tags Hodderscape Review Project, Robert Heinlein, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

The Hodderscape Review Project reviewers take on a classic – Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. (Spoiler: YMMV)

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress was a difficult book for our reviewers. Here’s what they thought:

Glen: ‘I think Heinlein was being fairly provocative and progressive for his time, which is a fairly damning indictment of America in the post-McCarthy Cold War Space Race. While it doesn’t ever drop to some of the rantings of his later works, it can be hard going. Particularly crazy theses like “I don’t want police, so I don’t want to pay taxes, so no one should”. It’s very “My way or the highway”. Glad I read it when I was 14, but at 41, I wanted to throw it across the room. Several times.’ Full review here.

 The Book Smugglers really took issue with Moon – their review is honest and bracing and should be read in full. You can do so here.


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