Discussion in 'Books & Literature' started by Falldog, Oct 7, 2012.
Just picked up Eye in the Sky. Thanks for the heads up.
Awesome, nice catch.
Anyone have any recommendations? I've read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, but that's it.
I've heard good things about The Man in the High Castle and that'll likely be the next time I read from him once I get around to it. It's an alternate WWII future (where the Allies lost) and I think it's one of the first.
Way back in college I read A Scanner Darkly and I remember liking it. Now though when I try and remember about the book I keep thinking about the movie, which as far as I know, was a decent adaption of the novel. Go in that direction if you want something a bit more trippy/drug induced/head based sci-fi. It's PKD at his most PKDish.
i've been wanted to read A Scanner Darkly.
i've read Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep a while back.
Eye in the Sky is one of his 50s works so it's got a somewhat more straightforward narrative than most of the later ones. It's got some of the elements of the "wish him into the cornfield" twilight zone episode. The later "High "Castle" is more slippery narratively - not entirely alternate future; there is some enigmatic fluttering between the "Japs Win" reality and our own.
Thanks for letting us know, I already had several of his books on my "Wish list"....will probably go ahead and purchase some now since they are selling so cheap.
Bought both plus Eye in the Sky. Thanks.
Try to get a hold of his short story collections too. "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" in 12 pages is way better than the movie made about it — Total Recall.
A Scanner Darkly is the only audio book I've ever listened to. Narrated by Paul Giamatti and he does a phenomenal job. Also have the Man in the High Castle audio book, narrated by Sigorney Weaver. Haven't checked it out yet, though. Loved PKD, but I'm a bigger fan of his short form work. He has some fantastic short story collections.
And haven't started any of them yet.
Fuck I have too much shit to read.
After Christmas I expect to double the amount of unread books I have
I'd almost enjoy a Revolution-like "apocalypse", just so I can catch up on some reading.
Then again, all my books are on my Kindle.