3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
MAD, CRAZY AND HIGHLY ENJOYABLE !,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Stars My Destination (S.F. MASTERWORKS) (Paperback)
I find it difficult to write an objective view of this novel. The scenarios are sometimes so outrageous that the readers belief system is taken to the edge and beyond! The characters are memorable but not explored deeply enough - Gully Foyles motive is revenge and seems to give him amazing ability to solve any problem that comes his way. After those slightly negative views I really enjoyed this book - the story is fast paced and kept me on the each until the end.
The novel was published in 1956 but could quite easily fall into the later 'cyberpunk' era. Alfred Bester certainly had a very furtive imagination to write this piece of literature.
I do feel that this is one of those books that you either really love or hate - the style and subject of the book leaves very little 'middle ground'
My recommendation is to give yourself over to Bester for a few days and leave your preconceptions on the first page.
Another great addition to the SF Masterworks Series.