The Demolished Man

Alfred Bester
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The Demolished Man


Another book by Alfred Bester that I just didn't enjoy.

An interesting setup (murder in the times of telepathy), a great conflict (how would you go about proving your case in court when all you have is telepathic non-admissible evidence of the murderer's mind), an interesting society.

I can recognize this as a great, probably seminal work (first winner ever of the Hugo award) but just didn't like it.

One more point: The love story felt very forced, inappropriate / pedophilic for modern tastes. I'd prefer to skip these parts.

Can't recommend it.