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_A Scanner Darkly_ was debatably his most successful attempt, and certainly his most lucid.
Like most great novels, then, the various parts of "A Scanner Darkly" work together to reinforce each other until you can't put the thing down.
Of course, the book has MUCH MORE going on in the story than the movie does (as with any movie based on a book).
This book delivers as promised. PKD really paints a picture of a dystopian universe that both relates directly back to 70s drug culture and paints a picture of the way things... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Russel Davies
Whether unjustly or not, no other science fiction author has been as closely linked to the 1960s drug culture--at least in the public eye--as Philip K. Dick... Read morePublished 13 days ago by s.ferber
This novel drags you into its world of drugs and paranoia in under 300 pages. Also, it makes serious criticisms on law enforcement agencies, rehab centers, and perceptions about... Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Francisco
Philip K. Dick has written a masterpiece in A Scanner Darkly. No other piece of fiction will allow you to empathize with drug addicts, which makes their plight in the this book so... Read morePublished 1 month ago by bravhat1234
In my opinion, Dick was right in saying that this was his masterpiece. The book deals with a lot of the similar themes that many Dick fanatics are familiar with, but the sci-fi... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Harrison
"A Scanner Darkly" treads familiar PKD territory with questions of reality again taking center stage, but approaches these questions from a more real-world perspective. Read morePublished 3 months ago by b_mcg
I love this book, so of course you will too. Read it, love it, read it again, love it some more. Cheers.Published 3 months ago by John Razor
Definitely different. Not sure what genre I'd put it in. Interesting read, though. I think the sixties were good to PKD.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer