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The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
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Jan 02, 11

bookshelves: sci-fi-fantasy, my-2010-books
Recommended to Judy by: Bookcrossing bookray
Recommended for: classic sci-fi lovers
Read from December 27 to 31, 2010, read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** Wow, this book was a wild ride. It amazes me that it was written in 1956. It is well-written, very creative, very frenetic. I can't say that I liked any of the characters, which usually would mean I had a hard time enjoying the story, but this story is just so chock full of creativity and futuristic fun that it was very enjoyable. I loved the "jaunting", the way the pyrE worked (you'll have to read the book to find out how), the use of cyborg technology, enabling Foyle to accelerate his movements. Of course, being written in the mid-50's also made a few things dated, like the reference to a "Negro woman". It was fun to see references to powerful families and corporations like Montgomery Ward and the Kodak clan. Not too many nice folks in this book, but some great technology and world (or solar system) events. I think I'd like the original (?) title "Tiger, Tiger" better.
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