Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Book Review: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Review of "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert A. Heinlein
This book took me a bit to get into. The language was a bit of a barrier as well as learning how Heinlein's characters live their day to day life on the Moon. However, once I got past the first couple chapters, the language (read it with a Russian accent, it helps) wasn't as big of an issue and I really got into it.
This is a political book, as are many of Heinlein's works. Be ready to endure page after page of dialogue between characters discussing the politics of revolution. I personally enjoyed it and felt Heinlein brought up some thinking points in the dialogue like what sort of things would you be willing to lay down your life for, or how to fund a revolution.
I loved the book, highly reccomend it. It's a well-done tale of people standing up for their rights. I'm giving it 4 stats versus 5 because of the learning curve getting into it. Give this book a chance, I'm glad I did.