Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Dying Inside - Robert Silverberg

David, the book's protagonist, is a telepath of no mean ability.

Now middle-aged, it seems he is starting to lose his powers, and they will no longer be able to tell him what women are thinking, help him win fights, or accomplish other tasks beyond the means of most people.

So, the theme here is can a superhuman deal with becoming an ordinary mortal and adjust to a different life. Quite different as looking at things that way hasn't been done in many books I can think of, as the major element of the story.

4 out of 5

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