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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

This was a pretty good book...hope for things to come? (I'm reading his novels in publication order.) One observation: a book based on a premise of overcoming prejudice ought not to have racist ... Read full review

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User Review  - thesmellofbooks - LibraryThing

This is a nice little study of an actor in the very challenging role of having to perfectly emulate a well known public figure--not only to the voters, but to his intimates. It is also a portrait of ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookwyrmm - LibraryThing

I read Stranger in a Strange Land and could barely get through it, so I was not looking forward to reading Double Star. Luckily, they almost seem like they were written by totally different people ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing

In Double Star, actor Lorenzo Smythe is a down and out actor who is tabbed to take on the role of pretending to be a key politician who is in the middle of a plot involving potential interplanetary ... Read full review

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User Review  - jzdro - LibraryThing

This lovable out-of-work actor ends up Supreme Minister of the Empire, retains his humility, and gets the girl. It's evidently a what-if game played with the history of the Lincoln assassination. Very endearing. Read full review

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User Review  - bfgar - LibraryThing

What would you do if a politician's staff came to you and asked you to be the man's double for a few days because he had been kidnapped? Especially if you were an actor with an enormous ego? Would you ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

Sure, there are Martians and Venerians and Outer Jovians, but the last two are never on stage and the first isn’t very alien. Sure, the story starts in Missouri (maybe) and goes to Mars and the Moon ... Read full review

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User Review  - StigE - LibraryThing

This was delightful. I just finished Starship Troopers and hated the lectures, characters and the plot. In this the main character is fantastic, the author's own opinions more muted and the plot, although not original, is engaging. Read full review

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User Review  - anissaannalise - LibraryThing

This was just fun to read. The narrator made me laugh with his observations & sky high opinion of himself.The political intrigue was paced well & I thoroughly enjoyed it. A quick & easy read. Read full review

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User Review  - MickeNimell - LibraryThing

You can tell right away that Double Star is from the fifties - almost all sci-fi elements feel ridiculously anachronistic. There are rocket ships, but you still need to dial the operator when you use ... Read full review

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