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The Cat Who Walks through Walls

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2015

    I have not read Heinlein for many years, and thought I might enj

    I have not read Heinlein for many years, and thought I might enjoy this,one of his last works. I am two thirds into it, and in the middle of one of those long tedious passages where Richard and Gwen spar sexually with each other. At this point the narrative  has come to a stop and after having put the book down for a few days can't get back into it. again. He the author calls it a comedy of manners, and that may explain the absurdly whimsical dialogue and manner in which everyone talks to eacplot each other.
    I have since read a few reviews and don't feel like finishing it, and that is unusual for me. A lot of the latter part connects with characters and situations in Heinleins other books, and that makes it a great in joke for some of his hard core fans,but probably leaves the rest of us to go HUH ! 
    A great opening chapter that begins the book well,  but the book starts to fizzle quickly WITHE rambling banter between Gwen and Richard in chapter two. Heinlein is notorious for being a male chauvinist, but the character of Gwen is the most interesting one in the book. Unfortunately given the rest of the book,that may not be saying much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2007

    Save this book until you read many others of the kind first.

    This book gets mixed reviews everywhere you look. Some hate it while others soak it all up. I guess I lie between them. Yes it is a very good book, but it is not one of Heinlein's best. Also, to understand much of what is going on, the reader needs to be familiar with many 'World as Myth' books beforehand. Either way you have it, Heinlein is sure to bring some controversial issues to light. Keep an open mind with and about manners, that seems to be easily overlooked.

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