The Cat who Walks Through Walls: A Comedy of Manners

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Ace Books, 1988 - Fiction - 388 pages
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Twenty-four hours after their dinner date, Dr. Richard Ames and Gwen Novak have witnessed a murder, wed, been evicted, been charged with murder, and had to run for their lives. Luckily, neither Ames' prosthetic foot, nor the maple bonsai Gwen insists on saving slows them down as they make their escape from a planned community turned sour.

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This book has sentimental value; it was my first real venture into fiction suggested by my 11th grade English Literature teacher Mr. Thomas Hardwick. Up until that point I was engrossed in Byte Magazine, the People's Almanac #1 and #2, and the Book of Lists. I really didn't read much else for pleasure and begrudgingly read other books as needed to get by in school. This book was Heinlein's latest at the time and I think Mr. Hardwick recommended it as I was a dude of serious dorkage; maybe still am...
Still an entertaining read once again; not as overtly sexed as some other Heinlein books and there's some off the wall long winded discussions but enjoyable.

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This book ended. That is definitely the best part of it. I have enjoyed some of Robert Heinlein's books, but I struggle with his Luna series. This book is part of that series. The story is about ... Read full review



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About the author (1988)

Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first science fiction story to Astounding magazine and soon devoted himself to the genre.

He was a four-time winner of the Hugo Award for his novels Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), Starship Troopers (1959), Double Star (1956), and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). His Future History series, incorporating both short stories and novels, was first mapped out in 1941. The series charts the social, political, and technological changes shaping human society from the present through several centuries into the future.

Robert A. Heinlein's books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback. he continued to work into his eighties, and his work never ceased to amaze, to entertain, and to generate controversy. By the time hed died, in 1988, it was evident that he was one of the formative talents of science fiction: a writer whose unique vision, unflagging energy, and persistence, over the course of five decades, made a great impact on the American mind.

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