...I first read this book very many years ago soon after it first came out in paperback and it still lives in my memory as one of the most exciting reads in any fiction genre you could hope to find. The wonderfully inventive use of technology embroider the plot's twists and turns, whilst the electric pace makes it a genuine page-turner. The characterisation is tremendous too, and Gully Foyle is a man you won't forget in a hurry (God forbid I should ever meet him though).
Bester was a really terrific and original writer, if somewhat low on output of as high quality as this (although the Demolished Man is also an excellent read). I rate this book as one of the very best adventure novels of all time. Try and get hold of a copy, even if you think you don't like science fiction.