Tried to read Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, a book about a colony on the moon in the 2050s, trying to get trade embargos and such with Earth lifted. It sounds good but I found the writing style awkward and choppy, with verbs omitted, kind of like how teenagers tend to talk on facebook. No The and A, so instead of saying It gets very annoying, very quickly, we get Gets annoying quickly, or Went to computer room, no-one there.
Plus there are lots of politicing which reminded me of Asimov's dreary Foundation saga.
On the whole I found the book tedious and boring, or as Heinlein would say in this book, "found book tedious, boring..." Which is annoying because I like Heinlein's stuff; have read and enjoyed Stranger in a Strange Land, Waldo, Magic Inc, The Puppet Masters and a few others, but this one just did my head in!
Yawn...gonna read some Alan Dean Foster instead...
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