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User Review  - ChrisRiesbeck - www.librarything.com

For many, this is is their favorite Heinlein novel, sitting in the sweet spot of his transition from young adult novels, without the issues of The Puppet Masters. It's for adults, not because there's ... Read full review

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User Review  - fuzzi - LibraryThing

An actor is hired to play the part of a missing dignitary, with some predictable and unexpected results. This is one of the better vintage Heinlein, with plenty of twists and political machinations. Read full review

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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  - 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  - CSDaley - LibraryThing

This is a book I would have loved as a kid. Feels dated now. Glad I read it but I was thankful it was short. Read full review

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