on 27 June 2006
According to me, this is not one of his better novels (although I do know some who beg to differ). Literary competent and psychologically insightful enough, "Broken Bubble" lacks PKD's typical dark and wry sense of humour. It's also far too talkative and introspective in nature. The characters are, as always, beautifully elaboured, but rather than sympathising with them, the longer the story goes I end up all the more aggreviated with the lead character (Jim Briskin)'s selfdestructive reasoning and his mentally screwed-up ex-wife (Patricia). An annoying perspective wrapped in a good writer's craftsmanship.