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by Philip K. Dick | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by Acid of Rennes, Bretagne France on 1/13/2004
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Acid from Rennes, Bretagne France on Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Dick is a weird man writing weird sci-fi stories but this one is even weirder...

Journal Entry 2 by Acid from Rennes, Bretagne France on Monday, July 12, 2004
Sent today by post to TheMarina!!!!!!!!!!!

Journal Entry 3 by themarina from Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, July 29, 2004
This came in the mail last week. Sorry it took so long to register!!!! I read the back as soon as I opened the envelope and it looks really good! I'm excited to read new (well, new to me) SF!!!

Thanks too for the yummy candy! My mom and I really enjoyed it! :)

Journal Entry 4 by themarina from Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, September 23, 2004
Over the years I've read a number of books and essays on drug abuse but this is by far the best "story" I've ever read about the subject. I had never heard of Philip Dick and was surprised when I found out that he is not only an amazing writer but one of my favourite films of all time is based on one of his stories: Blade Runner.

I'm not sure as to the timeline of the story but one thing is for sure, be it past or future, the ideas here are clear and concise. The story follows an undercover narcotics officer as he travels deeper and deeper into the drug world, using to pass as the "real thing". This isn't just some lowly drug though, it's "Substance D", the most highly addictive drug on the market. The beauty of this story is that what you get is not all there is. I'll say no more as it'll ruin the story...

I was also surprised at some of the tidbits that reminded me of some other Sci Fi authors, particularly William Gibson. Who would blame him, Dick is obviously a sci fi genious. Now that I've had a taste, I can't wait to get my hands on more of Dick's work!

Oh yeah, this is also being made into a movie starring my favourite SciFi action hero, Keanu Reeves! Check this out for details!

Journal Entry 5 by themarina from Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, April 28, 2005
I'm sending this back to Acid. Thanks for lending me this and for being so patient!

It was an amazing read! :)

Journal Entry 6 by Acid from Rennes, Bretagne France on Sunday, May 29, 2005
Just went back home et found my book waiting for me! Glad you had a big time with it!!! Hope you will read other books by him. Why not Blade Runner or Ubik??:)

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