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Friday by Robert A. Heinlein

Friday (edition 1983)

by Robert A. Heinlein

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Authors:Robert A. Heinlein
Info:Del Rey (1983), Mass Market Paperback, 357 pages
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I monstly liked this book. The elements I liked, I liked a lot: a strong heroine with amazing abilities, what's not to love? Interesting living arrangements and technology.

What I didn't like:
- the way a rapist becomes a lover in the end
- how Friday, like aaaaaall women, ends up wanting to be a mother.

But then, it's Heinlein. He's not known for his feminist views. Viewed as an adventure novel, it's pretty much fine. ( )
  Moem | Mar 11, 2014 |
Nothing to see here folks, move on... move on... Heinlein has done all this before, and better. The only new thing here is his affection for cats. Perhaps he'd mentioned it before somewhere, but quite possibly I'd never noticed it in those earlier books because they were full of distracting things such as engaging plots, original characters and interesting scenarios. If you'd set out to read everything Heinlein had ever written you'd be very satisfied with this book, and particularly happy that you had finished it. Not recommended otherwise, especially if you had a mind to preserve your good opinion of Heinlein based upon your reading of his earlier work. ( )
  nandadevi | Dec 17, 2013 |
There, Jayme, you want embarrassing admissions? I read this book like ten times in high school.

For the dirty parts, obviously, which were pretty much all of them.

Once again, a testament to our ability to grow up more or less normal even despite the weird shit we were exposed to during puberty. This lady's nipple totally gets sawed off. ( )
  AlCracka | Apr 2, 2013 |
Heinlein's classic tale of a combat courier and her adventures is no less thrilling upon multiple readings. The political and social implications of his futuristic society are well-thought out and bear the unmistakable Heinlein stamp. If you're a fan of his other works, you'll like this one. If your morals are conservative and your politics are anything other than libertarian, you probably won't like it. ( )
  EmScape | Aug 30, 2012 |
Typical Heinlein fare, with his particular mix of liberal (social issues) and conservative (governance) attitudes and his style in full force. A fun, feisty heroine with a strong voice (if one not wildly distinctive from other Heinlein protagonists), a rotating cast of friendly supporting characters, convincing world-building, some social commentary (prejudice is illogical, unpleasant, rude, and dumb), and enough goings on to distract one from the fact that somehow while there is a lot of movement, there isn't much of a plot. Fun and absorbing, if not one of his most bestest. If you like Heinlein, you'll like this. ( )
3 vote lycomayflower | Aug 22, 2012 |
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Huber, HillaryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This book is dedicated to Ann, Anne, Barbie, Betsy, Bubbles, Carolyn, Catherine, Dian, Diane, Eleanor, Elinor, Gay, Jeanne, Joan, Judy-Lynn, Karen, Kathleen, Marilyn, Nichelle, Patricia, Pepper, Polly, roberta, Ramea, Rebel, Ursula, Verna, Vivian, Vonda, Yumiko, and always - semper toujours! - to Ginny R.A.H.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 034530988X, Mass Market Paperback)

Engineered from the finest genes, and trained to be a secret courier in a future world, Friday operates over a near-future Earth, where chaos reigns. Working at Boss's whimsical behest she travels from far north to deep south, finding quick, expeditious solutions as one calamity after another threatens to explode in her face....

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In a Balkanized North America of the near future, threatened by imminent extinction, a strikingly beautiful and resourceful interplanetary secret agent--an Artificial Person named Friday--tries to survive a gigantic human comedy.

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