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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Speaking of dumb books,

I also failed to complete reading Time Enough for Love by Heinlein. Heinlein was a pretty good writer, but.... OI! 85% of the book was spent trying to demonstrate that we all have our perception of sex all screwed up (no pun)- and in a more enlightened age, we would all treat it very casually. Hi, I'm your neighbor, may I borrow some sugar? Drop by for some sex later! Anytime!

I gave up. He wasn't graphic, just ridiculous. So convinced that he was sane and the everyone else on the planet delusional.

3 comments:

timpani76 said...

I get pretty annoyed when perfectly good SF writers go off the deep end with stuff like that. That's why I only read the first three Dune books anymore.

I compare it to Campanella's "The City of the Sun" book. He would go on and on about the wonders of fresh air and sunshine, while he himself was stuck in a dark horrible 16th century dungeon/prison. I think some SF writers just need a little more "fresh air and sunshine" sometimes ;)

Eyepoke said...

It's the constant PREACHING that these some writers do that bugs me. The content was not offensive to me, it was just dumb! And pages of sermons. Dude. Tell the story. Poop or get off the pot!

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