A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick

A Scanner Darkly

By Philip K. Dick

  • Release Date: 2011-10-18
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 69 Ratings

Description

“Dick is Thoreau plus the death of the American dream.”—Roberto Bolaño

Bob Arctor is a junkie and a drug dealer, both using and selling the mind-altering Substance D. Fred is a law enforcement agent, tasked with bringing Bob down. It sounds like a standard case. The only problem is that Bob and Fred are the same person. Substance D doesn’t just alter the mind, it splits it in two, and neither side knows what the other is doing or that it even exists. Now, both sides are growing increasingly paranoid as Bob tries to evade Fred while Fred tries to evade his suspicious bosses.

In this award-winning novel, friends can become enemies, good trips can turn terrifying, and cops and criminals are two sides of the same coin. Dick is at turns caustically funny and somberly contemplative, fashioning a novel that is as unnerving as it is enthralling.

Reviews

  • LOVED IT!

    5
    By Juliofrank83
    PKD MUST HAVE BEEN AHEAD OF HIS TIME & BELIEVED IN THE MULTIVERSE! "A Scanner Darkly" takes place in the 90s, were society is scanned as it goes by its daily business and Bob Arcter is hunting himself, or is he?