Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class. EDUCATION: none SKILLS: none MERITS: none RECOMMENDATIONS: none That's the official verdict on Gully Foyle, unskilled space crewman. But right now he is the only survivor on his drifting, wrecked spaceship, and when another space vessel, the Vorga, ignores his distress flares and sails by, Gully becomes obsessed with revenge. He endures 170 days alone in deep space before finding refuge on the Sargasso Asteroid and returning to Earth to track down the crew and owners of the Vorga. But, as he works out his murderous grudge, Gully Foyle also uncovers a secret of momentous proportions . . . From Amazon.

I am not quite sure what to think about this book. It was compelling reading, it sucked me in and I just had to keep going and try to make head and tail of everything going on. I don't really see any good versus evil in this book. Nobody is entirely good, actually I think most of the characters are closer to evil than anything else. But it is fascinating and who wouldn't like the idea of being able to "jaunt", being able to teleport from place to place just with your mind. This is a very interesting book and I will look for more books by Alfred Bester.

This book qualifies for:  
100 books in a year Reading Challenge 2012, 
Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge, 
2012 Sci-Fi Challenge,
A-Z  Book Challenge 2012

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