A science fiction equivalent of a cop drama where an inside investigator gets so fucked up on drugs the hemispheres of his brain separate and he fails to realize he has started investigating himself.
A work worthy of Philip K. Dick that besides being a thrilling mind-screwing ride by itself also teaches one or two things about drug use (allegedly, Dick based it all on his own experiences with various substances).
|Crisp, flowing prose and very natural-sounding dialogue||The plot is so full of hallucinations and disjointed events it’s very hard to keep up|
|Interesting, futuristic setting||Doesn’t exactly end with a bang|
|Interesting, likable, quirky characters|
|Fascinating story that keeps screwing with your mind|
|Thought-provoking and enlightening about drug use|
One thought on “[Novel] A Scanner Darkly (Philip K. Dick)”
This is probably my favorite Philip Dick’s book. I still can’t choose between Scanner and The Man in the High Castle.