The novel selected for the November 2018 Book of the Month is the Alfred Bester classic The Demolished Man. This “inverted detective story” follows successful business man Ben Reich through an obsessive plot to protect his business and market share at all costs. It’s a trip into the psyche of the 1950’s business man who is conspiring with his associates to keep the thought police in the dark.
Book of the Month: The Demolished Man
Author: Alfred Bester
Available at Amazon, Audible, the Strand or your local books store
Next Meeting: Sunday, November 18th
Location: Woods and Ales – 234 W 14th Street, New York, NY
While a bit dated in it’s social views, The Demolished Man otherwise reads like a contemporary novel. It’s playful, descriptive and even devastating at times. Bester takes control of his world from page one and controls our attention at every turn. And that’s not just Book Club opinion. This month’s novel was the first ever recipient of the esteemed Hugo Award! Still not sure? Here’s a great review on TOR for your consideration