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I asked for armistice. Begged for peace. Merger. I begged like a screaming
woman. My father would spit on me if he were alive. Every lighting Reich would
blacken my face with contempt. But I asked for peace, didn't I? Eh? Didn't I?"
"You risked and lost everything for Reich . . . just because he asked you to peep
and squeal on four members of the Stock Exchange. He made a million out of
that swindle . . . just by asking a dumb peeper for a favor." "He paid for that favor!
"Now Duffy, if—" "I asked a question." "He was a cop." "Following this Hassop?" "
Yes." "Hassop . . . Bleached man? Dusty hair? Dusty blue eyes?" Powell nodded.
"The louse," Duffy muttered. "The low-down louse!" She turned on Powell ...
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The first third or so of the novel is definitely the best part: how do you commit murder in a society where telepaths comprise a significant portion of the population? Bester has fun both devising a ... Read full review
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The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester Eight, sir; seven, sir; Six, sir; five, sir; Four, sir; three, sir; Two, sir; one! Read full review