Thursday, July 14, 2011
Those new to Philip K. Dick should not start here, as it's a difficult descent into LSD induced para worlds of hell......the hell world of the garrison state is a theme that runs through Dick's other works....some really out there psychedelic bad trip really scary stuff here (the eye eater is so creepy) that really wanders all over the map, from nightmare into boredom......this novel is a bad fascist dream....here is a quote:
"Three men, two of them riffraff with lasers, with the decayed eyes of those who had long ago been bought, hamstrung, lost long ago, came first. And then a clear faced elegant man who would never be bought because he was a great buyer in the market of men; he was a dealer, not produce for sale."
Oh yeah, it's not the monsters that exist in the 10 para-worlds that are evil: all of the evil in the world is done by just us regular old human beings....and don't trust the government, dontchaknow...phew! I was worried there for a minute...