Robert Heinlein – Methuselah’s Children
This novel introduces Lazarus Long, a long-lived character who appears in several Heinlein’s novels. He is a colorful character, full of earthy epigrams and a knack for getting into and out of trouble. Long’s appeal is more the fun of going along on a crazy ride than anything else. His anti-authoritarian ethos has a lot to say for it, though he is often too impulsive and, as with most of Heinlein’s books, too brashly masculine for his own good.