Read most of Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination
last night - and the few pages at the end, I coulden't keep myself awake enough to read during the night, I just finished with my coffee this fine morning...
Despite some, almost childish, comments on things like big business, crime & punishment, religion and women it has a quite contemporary 'feel' to it and I wouldn't hesitate recommending it to any lover of 'hard' SciFi.
Most reviewers have suggested that Kevin J. Anderson's Hidden Empire
is a pageturner --so I started reading that.