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A Scanner Darkly Substance D is not known as Death for nothing It is the most toxic drug ever to find its way on to the streets of LA It destroys the links between the brain s two hemispheres, causing, first, disorientation and then complete and irreversible brain damageThe undercover narcotics agent who calls himself Bob Arctor is desperate to discover the ultimate source of supply But to find any kind of lead he has to pose as a user and, inevitably, without realising what is happening, Arctor is soon as addicted as the junkies he works among


About the Author: Philip K. Dick

Philip K Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short story collections He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Philip K Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near poverty, ten of his stories have been adapted into popular films since his death, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, and The Adjustment Bureau In 2005, Time magazine named Ubik one of the one hundred greatest English language novels published since 1923 In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.



10 thoughts on “A Scanner Darkly

  1. says:

    A Scanner Darkly can be described as follows begin with Hunter S Thompson s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, mix in a pinch of The Big Lebowski, a dollop of A Beautiful Mind, a scene from Crime and Punishment, the shadows and penumbra of


  2. says:

    I used to wonder how Phillip K Dick came up with all the trippy concepts in his stories until I read A Scanner Darkly That s when I realized that the drugs probably had a lot to do with it.Originally published in 1977 and set in the mid 90s, the book tells the story of Bob Arctor


  3. says:

    I have seen myself backward Philip K Dick, A Scanner DarklyA Scanner Darkly Philip K Dick s searing, hyperrealist tale of a specific time late 1960s , a specific place California , and a specific mentality seek maximum happiness now since tomorrow you might die set in 1994, enough in the n


  4. says:

    This was a fascinating story if somewhat terrifying about LA in the 90s seen from the 70s and the future is grim In a lot of ways, PKD s predictions have not bourne out we don t have scattersuits and no one was using cassette tapes any because of the CD However, the long term effects of hard drug u


  5. says:

    In 1971, Philip K Dick s fourth wife, Nancy, left him and took their little daughter with her Dick was left alone in a four bedroom house in Santa Venetia, in a state of complete desolation and despair, and suicidally depressed , as he later put it In an attempt to surround himself with life and activity, h


  6. says:

    Be happy NOW, for tomorrow I will be writing Take the cash and let the credit GOI ll write MY review tomorrow Let US all be happy And play AGAIN.ToMORROW So, I wrote a review I was really proud of today during lunch Four or five paragraphs I liked it a lot So, I was rather disheartened when my computer froze and I h


  7. says:

    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Who am I A Scanner Darkly by Philip K DickI m a big Pynchon fan, too, so don t get me wrong here, but it seems to me like the main difference between Dick s writing style and Pynchon s or at least, the difference that mostly accounts for Dick being treated as a pul


  8. says:

    Re read 5 15 19 I m continually surprised, now with my third read, how much fun I have with this novel How much fun I have with the bugs Or how much fun I have with the missing gears on the bike Or how much fun I have with Bob, Fred, or whoever the hell the main character is By the end, he is entirely nameless Freaky cool.I think,tha


  9. says:

    God, how dark it is here, and totally silent Nothing but me lives in this vacuum Philip K Dick s darkly atmospheric novel about drug culture and how drugs affect society is a well written, impactful story It s a realistic view of how drugs affect the mind and relationships The story follows the character of Bob and his friends, who are both


  10. says:

    Find all of my reviews at even February and I m already behind on 2018 s reviews Good thing I didn t tell myself I d lose weight The one thing I have always told myself is I need to read a Philip K Dick story Imagine my surprise when I cued this one up on the ol Fiat s Bluetooth and heard that it was written by Philip K Dick I m not sure one book can


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