This subjective view of the life of Philip K. Dick is in need of a rigorous editor. There are many typographical errors and a number or grammatical and syntactical issues. There also appears to be some confusion regarding dates. But the main shortcoming is that it suffers from a rather disjointed style: within the span of a few paragraphs the narrative lurches from one event to another at the expense of cohesion. I do not wish to dis the many people who helped Anne Dick to produce this book but, with the best will in the world, professional and impartial assistance cannot always be eschewed.
Okay, despite all the above this is an interesting book. I have read many biographical pieces about Dick, as well as all the author's own published works. I love his work and would have liked to have known him. But I've always had doubts about whether I would have liked him. Anne Dick portrays a deeply flawed human being. Whether Dick was mostly to blame or not for his turbulent life is a matter of opinion. There can be no doubt, however, that some of his problems were self-inflicted. What this book gives the reader is a personal take on the life of this interesting, larger-than-life character, and it's often fascinating to learn about some of the smaller details that have been ignored by other biographers. Overall this is a worthwhile read but it could be greatly improved by a more critical editorial process.