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Ubik | Philip K. Dick
"From the stuff of space opera, Dick spins a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you'll never be sure you've woken up from."--Lev Grossman, "Time" Glen Runciter runs a lucrative business--deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when he and his top team are ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured and placed in "half-life," a dreamlike state of suspended animation. Soon, though, the surviving members of the team begin experiencing some strange phenomena, such as Runciter's face appearing on coins and the world seeming to move backward in time. As consumables deteriorate and technology gets ever more primitive, the group needs to find out what is causing the shifts and what a mysterious product called Ubik has to do with it all. "More brilliant than similar experiments conducted by Pynchon or DeLillo."--Roberto Bolano PHILIP K. DICK (1928-1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including "Blade Runner" (based on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"), "Total Recall," "Minority Report," and "A Scanner Darkly."
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julesG
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Bookwomble Safe, when taken as directed... 😁 1mo
dystopianaut my favorite! 🖤 1mo
Buechersuechtling That reminds me that I want to read one of his novels like for ages. Until today nothing even near reading one of his novels happened. 😟 1mo
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ZacPaup
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julesG
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My kids wanted me to open my #SantaThing envelopes.

I'll find out who my secret Santa was tomorrow morning, for now let me just say: Thank you! Two books from my wishlist and this third, the tagged book, is a very very interesting surprise!

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Meaw_catlady
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Ubik. Safe when taken as directed.
Lucy and I loved this book! So strange my brain hurt! But so intriguing and full of imagination! Truly the science fiction treat of 1969 😂 I love that the future was 1992 the year I was born. I am excited to read more form Philip K Dick. I found this great copy in the free bin at second and Charles. The cover is fantastic!

Trashcanman Have you read the tagged book by Walter Tevis? It's a gem. 7mo
Meaw_catlady @Trashcanman I haven‘t! Added to my TBR! 7mo
Avanders So fun!! I can't wait to read it.. my mil is taking me shopping at a bookstore for Christmas... I suspect this will be a soon-addition 😁 7mo
trioxin_sematary Nice!! 😎 7mo
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Ethands
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This book is full of great twisting surprises. One of my new favorites by PKD. A bit of suspense, a bit of mystery, a weird ride that has some great head games of what's real and what it means to be alive.
Interesting concepts, introspective characters, well worth it. 8.5/10

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IamIamIam
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I was hoping to get back into this for #LitsyAtoZ, but I had to rethink sci fi in 2 different realms at once. Usually I keep my genes separate when I'm being a #bookwhore, but this may be too much sci fi at once. I'll wait until I'm done with #TheLunarChronicles to start this. How about that cover, though?? Hubba hubba! (Am I allowed to say that? 😳)

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, you are. It is a great cover! 12mo
IamIamIam @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😉😉😉😉 12mo
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Sweettartlaura
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Mehso-so

Ugh 😑 - this may be a case of me choosing the wrong medium. I may have to go back and read this, not just listen to it.
I was enjoying the narration. I felt like there was more humor in it than I would have injected myself. But at some point around 30% in, I lost that. The next 10% then became painful. And I have 300 other books to read/listen to. So I‘m moving on, with a note to find time to read at least the first couple chapters someday.

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Sweettartlaura
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Starting this one as I clean a little.

Bookwomble Ubik is fantastic 😊 13mo
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Meaw_catlady
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I chose my weirdest book cover for the #2kgiveaway
Have yet to read this book! I found on a freebie pile at 2nd and Charles. But the cover is what drew me to it!
Congrats of 2k wife you‘re the best!

ErinSueGreads I forgot you had this!! It‘s a gem. 13mo
Jess7 Welcome!! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 13mo
Theshadedbuffalo Welcome to Litsy!! ⭐️📚 13mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 13mo
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laurenlovesliterature
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Goodwill finds.❤📚

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Kres
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Started this new “journey” just this morning (any book is a unique journey) and I‘m already so SO into it

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Laura317
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I have no idea what the crap I just read, but man, was it ever trippy! I have a feeling I will be thinking about this book for quite some time. Luckily,I can sit and stare at our tree while I digest this. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mollyanna Beautiful tree! I adore the elf leg 😂 2y
jbhops That elf leg is everything! 2y
Laura317 @Mollyanna @jbhops Thanks! There are actually two elf legs, but the angle is off. 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Beautiful 🎄! 2y
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Laura317
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Guys, I am so confused reading this book! It is trippy and weird. It feels like a cross between Doctor Who and Twilight Zone. #mindblown

LauraJ I like your graphic 2y
TrishB That‘s basically most of his books 😁 2y
SilversReviews Love your Bitmoji!! I hope it gets better. I have never read this author. 2y
Laura317 @LauraJ @TrishB @Silversreview Thanks! It‘s a strange book, but I kinda want to know what‘s going on Guess I‘ll continue it. 2y
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Laura317
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I love when I‘m reading one book and my audio book makes an appearance! #isitlikeahobbit

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Laura317
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This is one weird book.

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bookworm.krizia
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Mehso-so

My first Philip K. Dick and hopefully not my last. This was really exciting but not really satisfying. Is there an Ubik part 2 because I want to read more about Joe Chip! It was funny, action packed and philosophical. I love it!

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misslupescu
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New book time.
This came as blind date with a book. So hey, lets hope it‘s a good book date

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2BR02B
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Dang. Love this book cover and the dolman shirt style. Don't love that they decided to print light grey onto heather grey. 🤔 @outofprint if I ask real nice, would you offer this in black or burgundy or navy? Or even charcoal? Pretty please. 😇

MinDea Are you a designer? My boyfriend is a web designer and I feel like this is exactly something be would say! 😄 2y
2BR02B @MinDea It's not currently my field, but I went to school for graphic design. 😅 That's uncanny! 2y
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stokerino
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There is a lot of Weird Shit in this book...even by PKD's standard! I did like it, though. It felt like a complete story whereas, e.g., The Man In The High Castle, was all very loosely and unsatisifyingly connected (albeit in a fascinating world). Most other PKD books I've read have strangely flat, anti-climactic endings...but this did pretty much the opposite by literally the last two pages pulling out a "LOL, SWERVE!". I had to laugh out loud.

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callunakeep
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Bailedbailed

Bailed. I really WANTED to love this book but three chapters in I just couldn't stand it anymore!! On paper I should totally love this book...maybe it was just the narration, perhaps I should try the physical version.

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Fernoppy
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So I went to book group this afternoon- The Wine and Ugg Boots book group - with three books. Two to return and one to loan. But came home with four books. Not helpful to my TBR situation. Thanks @Victoria_Clyne. 😝

Victoria_Clyne Anytime. I still have a box of books to get rid of. Wait I mean share. 2y
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LuluReads
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So...hello, Litsy people! 👋🏼I am new to this. I hope to find new books to read, as reading is a passion! Here is what I am reading currently.

DGRachel Welcome! 2y
Zelma Welcome to a great community! 👍 2y
LuluReads @DGRachel @Zelma Thanks! I have been exploring a bit. It's pretty fun so far! 😀 2y
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vivastory
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#SpyNovels
This amazing novel involves psychic spies as a key plotline.

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LusMat
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A plot that is near to mental madness. The struggle for life, the meaning of existence are the real themes of this book. The science-fiction genre is only the shortest long way for the transmission of this research of meaning. To read!

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ThatOneLibrarian
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Completely safe when used as directed.

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ThatOneLibrarian
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Being sick sucks, but at least I got to stay home with my books today. Trying to check off this bucket-list title before succumbing to sleep again.

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scottmerilatt
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Quite the mind bender. Inception well before Inception. A dark and prescient eye to the future of privatization and corporate power. Part who-dun-it, part where-am-I. Un-film able. Basically everything you'd expect from one of the true masters of science fiction.

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BooksFootballBeer
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I really enjoyed the narrator on the audiobook, and thought it was fun to read a futuristic book about a time that is no ikon get the future.

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BooksFootballBeer
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Both the book and the kitty make folding laundry more enjoyable! 😻

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that_danny_mac
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One of the best sci-fi novels I have ever read. At times both chilling and darkly funny. Certainly my favorite Of Philip K Dicks work.

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Justint7
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No one can beat PKD for inventive storylines involving alternate / possible realities. Haven't read the whole library of his stuff, but this is my favorite so far.