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Unterwegs in die Welt von morgen: Ein Mann in einer fremden Welt - Robert A Heinlein

The latest addition to my tbr collection, fresh from the bookcrossing shelf: Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land.

Now, this is a classic so I couldn't let this opportunity pass. But I'm aware of some of the issues in this book that will sure bother me.

I sneak-peeked into the book and read the first sentence: "Once upon a time there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith."

It kind of reminded of The Martian which had been a letdown for me and my fiancé. Also, it's fairy tale opening adds a nice twist. So I was hoping to hold a better, classier Martian in hand. Of course when I dug deeper and found out about all the sexism, racism, and whatnot that seems to be contained in this novel, my expectations sank. Or rather: I was disappointed before even having started reading. Crazy bookworm feels. Still, I shelved it. Someday I'll read this, just not now. I need to get over today's impressions.