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Tragic Figure forged in the Fires of Hate
on August 2, 2000
Alfred Bester reminds me so much of how G.Gordon Liddy wrote of himself in his formative years I almost have a real figure to ponder! All that aside (if you haven't read WILL by Mr. Liddy)this is a fascinating look into the rhyme and reason of Bester. He seems to be another over-achiving runt until a fateful trip with the Grins (great characters, by the way) to meet the Director.. an old shadowy shade of a man from the past, a man who knows Bester as Stephen Dexter, son of a teep renegade couple villified in PsiCorp history. Changes are coming to the Corps, and Bester had just as well have a target painted on his back if he cannot become the Super-Psi cop he strives to be. In typical fashion he manages to be alienated, humiliated and finally vindicated in the Corps. Remember, this is his life and ambition. His confrontation with his prime quarry and the ensuing dialoge near the end of this book is priceless. Don't miss it. Alfred Bester is too complicated to review in these few words. He is an experience more than a character. Our man we love to hate does not disappoint here.