Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Classic Book Review (Condensed) – The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester


Vintage (1996), Paperback, 272 pages

There isn’t a lot I can add to the myriad reviews written about this fantastic story and the strangest protagonist ever written. So I won’t. I will say that since I first read it in the mid 70’s it’s been on my top 10 list. So, for now, I’ll let the 100’s of other reviewers speak for me. Here goes…

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There are many more reviews available on the internet (Google search provides 21M links, give or take) but this sampling should give you an idea of the esteem in which this book is held. Almost every review here is a 4 or 5 star review. And, it looks like they’re making it into a movie scheduled for release in 2012.


Oh, yeah, 5 out of 5 stars – stellar story.

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