𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘆𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗘𝗥 𝗜𝗡 𝗔 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗘 𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗗 by Robert Heinlein influenced the generation coming of age in the sixties. Many young people from the era embraced the communal lifestyle, free love and mysticism espoused by the novel’s main character, a human raised on Mars named Valentine Michael Smith. Heinlein's landmark 1961 novel also influenced songs, films and other books that followed.
𝗜𝗻 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗔𝗛, Heinlein’s iconic tale fails to inspire the novel’s narrator, Cruiser, who is snared in a road trip from hell. You can read the first chapter of this zany adventure free using the Look Inside feature on Amazon:
The Period Pieces Blog curates fun facts from the 1960s inspired by the novel Mustang to Paducah by Raul Ramos y Sanchez.
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