Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

by Philip K. Dick | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0547572255 Global Overview for this book
Registered by eastbaybookmisr of Oakland, California USA on 1/21/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by eastbaybookmisr from Oakland, California USA on Thursday, January 21, 2021
1974 hardcover, with dust jacket, of the tale of a TV celebrity who wakes up to discover that nobody knows him. This was on my list of best sf to read when I found this copy today in the Maxwell Park Little Free Library.

I can let this go after I read:
1952 Beyond Lies the Wub (short story) [read 2016]
1952 The Skull (short story) [read 2016]
1952 The Gun (short story) read 2016
1953 Second Variety (short story in Space Science Fiction) [read 2017]
1953 Paycheck (novelette) [read 2017]
1953 The Defenders (short story) [read 2017]
1953 Mr. Spaceship (short story in Imagination Stories) [read 2017]
1953 The Variable Man (short story) [read 2017]
1953 The Eyes Have It (short story in Science Fiction Stories) [read 2017]
1953 Impostor (short story) read 2017]
1953 Piper in the Woods (short story) [read 2017]
1954 Beyond the Door (short story) [read 2017]
1954 The Crystal Crypt (short story) [read 2017]
1956 The World Jones Made [read 2018]
1956 The Minority Report (short story) [read 2018]
1960 Humpty Dumpty in Oakland [read 2015]
1962 The Man in the High Castle [read 2019]
1964 The Simulacra [read 2020]
1965 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch [n/a]
1968 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner) [read 2021]
1969 Ubik [n/a]

Edit February 27, 2021: I read the first part of this a bit closely, because the setup was intriguing. Then I skimmed the middle, for time, so I lost a lot of the plot points. But then the ending brought a lot of it together into a worthwhile read. And even surprisingly, the weird title fits coherently as revealed in the end. I still missed some key connecting points by my skimming, but this is not at all a difficult or overly abstract story, although maybe it is not quite grounded in any hard science fiction reality. I currently have this ranked at #722 on my ranked list of best-read books lately, maybe a bit low because it does take a bit of effort of paying attention to really get the whole story idea.

Released 1 mo ago (2/28/2021 UTC) at Little Free Library at 2938 56th Avenue in Oakland, California USA


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