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And she was screaming while instincts of terror made her dodge from a dim
figure that clutched at her to keep her from her father. She turned and circled . . .
What is your father doing, Barbara? "He — No. You don't belong here. There's
"Because he couldn't face the real motive . . ." "Which was . . . ?" "D'Courtney was
his father." "What!" Crabbe stared. "His father? His flesh and blood?" "Yes, sir. It
was all there before us. We just couldn't see it. . . . because Reich couldn't see it.
"Yes, sir. He murdered his father. He discharged his hatred. But his super-ego ...
his conscience, could not permit him to go unpunished for such a horrible crime.
Since the police apparently were unable to punish him, his conscience took over.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
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