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Dying Inside Paperback – March 3, 2009
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“One of those rare novels that manages to be at once dazzling and tender.” ―Michael Chabon on Dying Inside
“Dying Inside is an artist's summit that doubles as an intimate allegory of the artist's quandary.” ―Jonathan Lethem
“Now widely regarded as Robert Silverberg's masterpiece, Dying Inside, first published in 1972, has just been reissued in a handsome trade paperback with a new preface by its author, one of science fiction's most distinguished writers . . . It's insane that Dying Inside should be subtly dismissed as merely a genre classic. This is a superb novel about a common human sorrow, that great shock of middle age -- the recognition that we are all dying inside and that all of us must face the eventual disappearance of the person we have been.” ―Michael Dirda, Washington Post
“Silverberg has written the perfect science fiction novel for people who don't like science fiction.” ―The New York Times Book Review on Dying Inside
About the Author
A SFWA Grand Master and the winner of five Hugo Awards and five Nebula Awards, ROBERT SILVERBERG, author of the bestselling Majipoor series and dozens of other books, is one of the giants of science fiction and fantasy. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, writer Karen Haber.
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(Pauses). (Sits silently, head bowed). (Finally, sighs forcefully). (Prepares to whip self to indignant frenzy).
This world just isn't fair. You know that, you don't need me to tell you. But every so often an injustice so flagrant and so heinous occurs that I need to grab the nearest passerby and scream it at him. You're here, and I'm mad, so put down that mouse and listen. Have you read this book yet? Have you read "The Catcher in the Rye"- you know, "the coming-of-age story against which all others are judged," etc., etc.? Go read them. I'll wait- done yet? Good. What do you think? They're both excellent, aren't they? You really feel the turmoil and pain and angst of both Caulfield and Selig after reading them. So why has this book attracted only a handful of reviews, while "The Catcher in the Rye" has attracted- let me check- over 1000 reviews? Why does "The Catcher in the Rye" appear on all the "100 Greatest Novels of the Century" lists while "Dying Inside" doesn't? I'll tell you why- look at your copy of "Dying Inside," and look for those damning scarlet letters "Science Fiction." That's why. "The Catcher in the Rye" is serious literature; "Dying Inside" is science fiction.Read more ›
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This is one of my favorite novels of all time. It's got that weird tinge of the time in which it was written, which seems to add to the odd feeling conveyed by the narrator. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Just okay really. Don't waste your time. Dated wordy annoying some parts are interesting but the rest just really really drags on and on.Published 8 months ago by L. Lublow
an amazing book. SF that is on more Catcher in the Rye then flying saucers in the sky. I can't believe I almost missed reading this book.Published 17 months ago by doctor T
Mr. Silverberg showed again his mastery of language. I, pretty remote from the Upper West Side experience, never warmed, nor related Selig's experience to my feelings of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by T. U.
I can do little but reiterate the top review for this book (and I refer to it simply by its rank because I can't imagine another review unseating it - it's one of my favorite on... Read morePublished on July 22, 2014 by Derek
I got this from the library when I was a kid because I of course was interested in reading a book that was supposed to be about a guy who could read minds. Read morePublished on July 20, 2014 by Swank Ivy
Author has a great story, yet creates too much filler with unnecessary internal book reviews. Could have been better with more life time stories of the main character.Published on July 15, 2014 by John Norwood
When I discover a book this good it is so exciting to read that I feel like I have to pace myself so as not to finish it in one sitting. Dying inside is such a book.Published on July 13, 2014 by Lolo M.
Please do not remove my special gift, for I know not what I shall do without . Do not let me taste the nectar, for its denial is He'llPublished on September 3, 2013 by Kindle Customer