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The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch | Philip K. Dick
Not too long from now, when exiles from a blistering Earth huddle miserably in Martian colonies, the only things that make life bearable are the drugs. Can-D "translates" those who take it into the bodies of Barbie-like dolls. But now Palmer Eldritch has returned after a mysterious disappearance a decade ago, bringing with him a new drug, Chew-Z, even more powerful than Can-D. Marketed under the slogan, "God promises eternal life; we can deliver it," Chew-Z is as mysterious as Eldritch himself. As the readers learn the true origins of Chew-Z and Eldritch, it becomes clear that in a world fueled by hallucinogens, nothing can be taken at face value. In this wildly disoreinting funhouse of a novel, populated by God-like--or perhaps Satanic--takeover artists and corporate psychics, Philip K. Dick explores mysteries that were once the property of St. Paul and Aquinas. His wit, compassion, and knife-edged irony make The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch moving as well as genuinely visionary.
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I just don't even know where to begin with this craziness....In the future there exists a drug called Can-D. If you chew this while in the presence of what is called a PP Layout, you are mentally transported into the layout. The layout is basically a bizarro version of Barbie and Ken and their Dreamhouse. (PP stands for Perky Pat.) Totally bonkers. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

megnews I might totally do a drug that would transport me into a scene I‘d like to visit. Just not a ken and Barbie one! Imagining the possibilities. 11mo
Brooke_H @megnews You might not after reading this book tho! 😂 11mo
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Brooke_H
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PKD is so great. He rarely disappoints. I‘ll be sad when I‘ve read his entire canon.

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dystopianaut
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“I mean, after all; you have to consider we‘re only made out of dust. That‘s admittedly not much to go on and we shouldn‘t forget that. But even considering, I mean it‘s sort of a bad beginning, we‘re not doing too bad. So I personally have faith that even in this lousy situation we‘re faced with we can make it. You get me?” -Philip K. Dick, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch 🖤 #philipkdick #myPKDjourney

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dystopianaut
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these are a few of my favorite things. 📚🌵💕 any other dickheads out there? i‘m currently working through the complete #philipkdick oeuvre and am obsessed with these colorful @hmhbooks editions. 😍 #myPKDjourney

Bookwomble Fellow DickHead here 😁👍🏼(Funnily enough, my wife started calling me that before she knew of my PKD obsession 😂) 1y
vivastory I ❤PKD. 1y
Jabberwocky Love love love! His short stories kill me. 1y
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2BR02B I have this edition of The Man in the High Castle, but I hate the texture of the cover! 😖 I did something I never do and put tape on the cover so I wouldn't have to touch it. 1y
dystopianaut @2BR02B that‘s so funny! i LOVE the texture. all matte everything. 😍 actually quite a few of his books in this print edition (so far it seems like it‘s the lesser known ones) have a glossy finish, which drives me nuts because i want them all the be the same. 😂 1y
dystopianaut @vivastory he‘s the best! 💜 1y
dystopianaut @Jabberwocky agreed! i‘m always blown away by how many movies have been based on his stories. 1y
dystopianaut @Bookwomble hilarious! 😂 it was meant to be! 😉💜 1y
Creadnorthey I love these editions too! 14mo
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vivastory
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#HeadlessCover
Disembodied eyes & mouth surely counts. I am mad for Philip K. Dick. The two books I read by him, "Ubik" & "Dr. Bloodmoney" are both among the best of their kind (mind bending interrogation of reality in one & post-apocalyptic in the other) that I've read. I have a pile of unread PKD & I am looking forward to experiencing them.

manifestsanity VALIS is my favorite PKD. 3y
vivastory @manifestsanity I have the entire trilogy arriving in the mail today. 3y
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KafkaKitten
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Some number-in-title books for the #septphotochallenge 🤓 I have yet to read Catch-22 and Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, but of course they're on my TBR! #somethingforsept

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