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The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
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Sep 09, 2011

it was amazing

Admittedly I've only read an abridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo but I feel fairly confident that The Stars My Destination makes Monte Cristo feel like a half-explored wet-dream compared to the awesome awful places Bester takes his own revenger.

Bester's protagonist, Gully Foyle, exists in an age where will is everything but freewill remains out of reach. Gully Foyle is a beast, a man of action, a cyberpunk Iron Jon motivated by hate and power. He is a piece of shit. Bester tracks Gully from apathy to animosity as he ravages the galaxy as one of the best and worst things to happen to mankind.

Great read. Never dull. Questionable values. Dissolved morality. [s]cience Fiction.
Gully Foyle is my name
And Terra is my nation.
Deep space is my dwelling place
And Death's my destination.

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