The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

The Demolished Man

Alfred Bester

224 pages first pub 1953 (editions)

fiction classics science fiction adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced
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Winner of the First Hugo Award. #14 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. "Bester's two superb books have stood the test of time. For nearly sixty years they've held their place on everybody...

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Moods

adventurous 63%
mysterious 61%
tense 52%
dark 39%
challenging 19%
reflective 17%
funny 8%
emotional 6%
lighthearted 4%
hopeful 3%
sad 2%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 46%
fast 45%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Plot: 34% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 67% | It's complicated: 20% | Yes: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 73% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

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3.74

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