Books I’ve read, week twenty-three

It’s been a while, but I’m back to the B’s (I’m not realistically expecting to get through the alphabet in order this year anymore).

43. The Demolished Man
Writer: Alfred Bester
A strange book – starts off as sci-fi, then turns into a mystery with telepaths, hitting all the tropes, before wandering back to psychedelic sci-fi. The actual transcript of the telepaths talking is pretty inventive, and I can see why it won the first Hugo. It doesn’t age as gracefully as it could, though. B-