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"Father!" she screamed. "For God's sake! Father!" She ran forward, then stopped
short and backed away as though eluding someone. She darted to the left and
ran in a half circle, screaming wildly, her eyes fixed. "No!" she cried. "Nol For the ...
"I . . . I . . ." he croaked. "Papa had to go away," she prattled. "But he's coming
back right away. He told me. If I'm a good girl, he'll bring me a present. I'm trying,
but it's awful hard. Are you good?" "Your father? Coming b-back? Your father?
"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.
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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