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David Selig Was Born With An Awesome Power The Ability To Look Deep Into The Human Heart, To Probe The Darkest Truths Hidden In The Secret Recesses Of The Soul With Reckless Abandon, He Used His Talent In The Pursuit Of Pleasure Then, One Day, His Power Began To Die Universally Acclaimed As Robert Silverberg S Masterwork, Dying Inside Is A Vivid, Harrowing Portrait Of A Man Who Squandered A Remarkable Gift, Of A Superman Who Had To Learn What It Was To Be Human


10 thoughts on “Dying Inside

  1. mark monday mark monday says:

    Dying Inside is a sterling example of 70s New Wave science fiction it is about a telepath whose powers are fading dude is a miserable, depressive asshole who whines endlessly about his life the end.wait a sec, maybe that sounds like a bad read to you well my friend, let me tell you throw that impression away this is a marvelous book from beginning to end it is thought provoking, often delightful, often hard edged, completely enjoyable Silverberg is such a masterful writer and many time Dying Inside is a sterling example of 70s New Wave science fiction it is about a telepath whose powers are fading dude is a miserable, depressive asshole who whines endlessly about his life the end.wait a sec, maybe that sounds like a bad read to you well my friend, let me tell you throw that impression away this is a marvelous book from beginning to end it is thought provoking, often delightful, often hard edged, completely enjoyable Silverberg is such a masterful writer and many times i had to stop and reread different passages to better enjoy the beauty of his prose and the intelligence of his ideas that sharp wit the story is never monotonous and always resonant LOVED IT.it is an episodic novel, moving freely from past to present and back again we meet our not so loveable narrator David Selig, his child psychologist, his girlfriends, his sister and the rest of his family, and a...


  2. Lyn Lyn says:

    A Goodreads friend recently asked if Silverberg lacked the matinee firepower of Heinlein or Asimov because he had no masterwork, no centerpiece to which critics could point, no one work that served as an identity Silverberg, Grandmaster though he is, lacks a Stranger in a Strange Land or Foundation or Dune.I submit here, to the court of science fiction literature, that Dying Inside is such a work.Dying Inside is Silverberg s 1972 science fiction fantasy classic about telepathy and so much mor A Goodreads friend recently asked if Silverberg lacked the matinee firepower of Heinlein or Asimov because he had no masterwork, no centerpiece to which critics could point, no one work that served as an identity Silverberg, Grandmaster though he is, lacks a Stranger in a Strange Land or Foundation or Dune.I submit here, to the court of science fiction literature, that Dying Inside is such a work.Dying Inside is Silverberg s 1972 science fiction fantasy classic about telepathy and so muchFundamentally, this is about communication and relationships, natural and artificial, and one man s place in society This could be seen a...


  3. Apatt Apatt says:

    Robert Silverberg is one of science fiction all time greats, there is no doubt about that in my mind He belongs up there with Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein etc If you have never heard of him it would be because he is the most criminally underrated sf authors ever I have said virtually the same thing in my previous review of his book Nightwings, and I will probably be saying the same damn thing again next time I review one of his books simply because it bears repeating.Among long time avid sf reade Robert Silverberg is one of science fiction all time greats, there is no doubt about that in my mind He belongs up there with Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein etc If you have never heard of him it would be because he is the most criminally underrated sf authors ever I have said virtually the same thing in my previous review of his...


  4. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    The sensory shutdown is not always a willed event, naturally It happens to us whether we like it or not If we don t climb into the box ourselves, we ll get shoved in anyway That s what I mean about entropy inevitably nailing us all in the long run No matter how vital, how vigorous, how world devouring we are, the inputs dwindle as time goes by Sight, hearing, touch, smell everything goes, as good old Will S said, and we end up sans teeth, sans eyes, sans tastes, sans everything Or, as th The sensory shutdown is not always a willed event, naturally It happens to us whether we like it or not If we don t climb into the box ourselves, we ll get shoved in anyway That s what I mean about entropy inevitably nailing us all in the long run No matter how vital, how vigorous, how world devouring we are, the inputs dwindle as time goes by Sight, hearing, touch, smell everything goes, as good old Will S said, and we end up sans teeth, sans eyes, sans tastes, sans everything Or, as the most clever man also put it, from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, and then from hour to hour we rot and rot, and thereby hangs a tale David Selig was born with telepathic abilities As he ages he finds that as his hair goes, as his other senses dim in intensity, so goes his telepathic ability He has alwa...


  5. Bradley Bradley says:

    Strangely enough, I found this one a real treat to read It might have something to do with the fact that I read A Time of Changes, The World Inside, and it all within the same day, somewhat in spirit of how damn quick Silverberg wrote these great classics And because I read them all back to back, I found that being this familiar with the artist s text made al three books flow like water, common themes kissing intimately and oh so sexually Like connection Basic human connection The first n Strangely enough, I found this one a real treat to read It might have something to do with the fact that I read A Time of Changes, The World Inside, and it all within the same day, somewha...


  6. Stuart Stuart says:

    Dying Inside is likely the most powerful SF tale of a telepath losing his powers that has ever been written, and is required reading for anyone wanting a taste of the best of New Wave SF from the early 1970s much better than Daniel Keyes Flowers of Algernon, in my opionion It is also extremely personal and autobiographical, since Silverberg s prodigious output of the late 1960s was starting to slow down Regardless of how far we should read into protagonist David Selig s brilliant, lonely, f Dying Inside is likely the most powerful SF tale of a telepath losing his powers that has ever been written, and is required reading for anyone wanting a taste of the best of New Wave SF from the early 1970s much bette...


  7. Stephen Stephen says:

    4.5 to 5.0 stars Robert Silverberg is one of those writers that has never disappointed me and Dying Inside is no exception This is often considered Silverberg s best novel and, while not my personal favorite of his, it is easy to see why The story is told in the first person by a telepath, David Selig, who is slowly losing his ab...


  8. Jon Jon says:

    3.75 starsI felt like the telepath, the mind reader, the voyeur while reading this novel Silverberg sucked me in to the mind of David Selig so completely that I had to force myself to take a break from the book after hours of voracious reading to come up for air and perspective It appears to be the autobiography of a telepath, but reads like a confession of mind crimes, social ineptness and stunted maturity He fears his gift is fading and dying, and he flops impotently against the impinging s 3.75 starsI felt like the telepath, the mind reader, the voyeur while reading this novel Silverberg sucked me in to the mind of David Selig so completely that I had to force myself to take a break from the book after hours of voracious reading to come up for air and perspective It appears to be the autobiography of a telepath, but reads like a confession of mind crimes, social ineptness and stunted maturity He fears his gift is fading and dying, and he flops impotently against the impinging silence Silverberg succeeded in evoking many emotions from me with David Selig s monologue frustration, depres...


  9. Stefan Stefan says:

    Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg is the painfully intimate portrait of David Selig, a man who has been blessed or cursed, as he might say with the gift of telepathy He has learned to live with the ability, but now finds that his amazing power is slowly disappearing, leaving him ordinary again Throughout the novel, Selig is literate, insightful and self deprecating as he mercilessly dissects his own life I found him less than likable, but completely fascinating He leads an almost meaningle Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg is the painfully intimate portrait of David Selig, a man who has been blessed or cursed, as he might say with the gift of telepathy He has learned to live with the ability, but now finds that his amazing power is slowly disappearing, leaving him ordinary again Throughout the novel, Selig is literate, insightful and self deprecating as he mercilessly dissects his own life I found him less than likable, but completely fascinating He leads an almost meaningless life, has no friendships and hardly any real relationships, and despite being worldly and erudite, he is also depressingly small minded.Getting such an intimate view into Selig s mind is at times a painful experience despite his pettiness, sexism and occasional racism, you can t help but feel for him The bitter irony of Dying Inside is that this man, who is able to read people s thoughts, is so completely self cent...


  10. Dolceluna Dolceluna says:

    David, quarantenne newyorkese, cresciuto con un dono molto particolare quello di poter entrare nella mente delle persone e di carpirne i pensieri Un dono che si rivelato una maledizione, perch le sue relazioni amorose, amicali e professionali, sono spesso state interrotte da chi non capiva come lui potesse essere sempre davanti a ogni mossa, azione, pensiero Un potere che gli ha causato incomprensione da parte degli altri, e di conseguenza abbandono e solitudine Ma che tuttavia gli ha c David, quarantenne newyorkese, cresciuto con un dono molto particolare quello di poter entrare nella mente delle persone e di carpirne i pensieri Un dono che si rivelato una maledizione, perch le sue relazioni amorose, amicali e professionali, sono spesso state interrotte da chi non capiva come lui potesse essere sempre...