As Heinlein himself once said about "Stranger...." "It is amazing what some authors will do for money"
If you judge RAH by that one work you miss him completely she says boldly I love him, adore him, worship him, have the mug, the T shirt, the tattoo, and a collection of everything he ever wrote including very bloody expensive pulp shorts in comics from the 30s and I still hate SIASL
I couldn't go to the US for his centennial celebrations, so I made do with a mug and a Tshirt and a programme mail order, and they have his naval academy portrait on, so he looks all young and ernest, Space Cadet style, and under his picture they have his name and dates and "I Answer for Him" and on the back they have the "Wheeler, Rivera.." roll call. So I have the portrait and the initials and the date and "I Answer for Him" ah, concealed about my person shall we say on my leg
I havent read On The Beach, but saw the film many years ago - must be ages, as a teen, and mum saying how during the Cuban Missile crisis they'd had to think what you'd actually do with your small children if the worst happened <shiver>
OO Grimma - that would have been scary for her. I think it is "readers of a certain age" who get On The Beach and similar things, it's like the video for Two Tribes that they banned in the 80s. You were either there and Get It, or you're too young and it's just meaningless...
I have lots of tattoos all over me including Kipling and Tennyson quotes (so as not to be chavvy when my 3/4 length linen trews expose them of course ) Everything Miss I haven't ANY of his on the Kindle at all <weeps at the prospect and comes over all unnecessary>
Here you go Miss I wrote this one a while ago It's a wee quiz about AM's dragons, you don't need to sign in or anything at all, just click to play as a guest. There's nothing needed, no email or anything
I've just read Death of Grass. I received it as a Cmas present from my BIL, he knew I'd liked On The Beach. I still agree with a lot of Cote's posts about it. I said to myself I'd never read another Nevil Shute again. I wondered when reading it if the style was a metaphor, specially chosen. But then I read more about his other books too and I gather that that's all there is to it, no further layers or depths than what is in the text.