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I was set to give this story five stars throughout most of the book, but the ending threw me off. Way off.
The majority of the story is a detective story; we follow a crime from the angle of the
perpetrator, and the investigating police officer. The caper is made all that much more exciting by the existence of people with esp, known as peepers, of which our investigator is one, and our perpetrator is not. A thrilling game of mouse and peeper cat made the book a quick read, and fun to follow. The inclusion of the catchy lyrics the perpetrator has purposely stuck in his head to keep himself from leaking his crime to the psychics around him interspersed throughout the dialog and action was a great touch that really increased the tension through certain parts of the story.
The conclusion however, I felt turned suddenly to a different tone altogether. The plot became less understandable, and the ending somewhat preachy. I suddenly got the impression that the author wrote the whole book as a means to state the exposition. Five stars until the last thirty pages or so.

Review: The Demolished Man

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Here I revisit a classic of science fiction that I didn't care for when I was younger. Now, I still have mixed feelings about it, but I can appreciate the art of the thing much more. The Demolished ... Read full review

Review: The Demolished Man

User Review  - Brad - Goodreads

It was really fascinating to try to see this book through the eyes of it's contemporaries, give or take a few decades. I've read a lot of classics, and I'm ashamed that I had never gotten around to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

In my attempt to read as many Hugo award winners as possible, I've started with this novel. I have to say that I enjoyed this book very much. In fact. I've always been drawn to crossover style science ... Read full review

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