Tunnel in the Sky (thing)
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Wed Nov 15 2000 at 17:11:12
. intermediate / young-adult
Good book. Plot is what she said. Plus, shades of
Lord of the Flies
, in that they've been dumped in the wilderness without food or supplies or, most importantly, rules by which to build their new community. It turns out a bit better in this book, but every inch of
social progress is a struggle
. Made me grateful to have the
- it's not perfect, but at least it's a guideline.
The teacher-marries-student thing doesn't bug me as much as the Heinlein-can't-write-from-a-woman's-perspective-to-save-his-dumb-life thing. I tried to blame it on 1955
, but none of the men in the book speak like cutesie morons, so why do the women? There's one half-assed attempt at a transcript of a girl's
which shall be stricken from the record, as it's plain awful.
That aside, it's a quick, entertaining read. My neighbors have a
-year-old who has to read this book for school, and he's actually
it. An easy introduction to Heinlein, a good intro to scifi in general.
Side note: The guy on the paperback cover sports a head entertainingly out of proportion with his body. Enjoy!
I like it!
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