I found The
Stars, My Destination to be a great read. It featured a main character
of questionable moral character and a pretty corrupt world in general. Sounds
depressing, doesn't it, but Bester has a twist to the story that will give you
a whole different perspective the second time through. This story could be described
as a precursor to William
with its antihero.
I enjoyed The Stars, My Destination enough to pick up The
Demolished Man, which was actually written first. Thus, I read them
in reverse order, but no harm done. I thoroughly enjoyed both books, even though
everyone is painted in various dark shades of gray, full of flaws and realism.
These stories were ahead of their time in their storytelling.