More Than Human - Theodore Sturgeon (Audible audiobook version). Continuing to use my commute to catch-up on missed SF classics.
Well, this didn’t come with captions. The narrative was quite disorienting, particularly at the section beginnings, but the reader benifits by having to work at putting the story together, just like the characters and their interactions. The novel is split into three parts, each separated by a few years, but linked by the outcast mutant characters who learn the their whole is infinitely greater than the sum of its constituent individuals. The three sections are each narrated from a different perspective, and in different styles, which is jarring, but purposely so. (The bonus of the Audible version: the second part was narrated by Harlan Ellison.) There’s a minor and possibly unnecessary Deus ex machina ending, but it really doesn’t take away from a stunning, thought-provoking novel which I will reread the old-fashioned way, when I get time.
BTW, there were times, listening to this, when I wondered if Stan Lee might have read More Than Human in the years leading up to the creation of the X-Men. The X-Men isn’t a copy by any means, just that Stan is a genious for taking germs of ideas, and evolving them into uncanny comics.