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The Eyes Have It [Hardcover]

Philip K. Dick
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Book Description

30 Jun 2011

A little whimsy, now and then, makes for good balance. Theoretically, you could find this type of humor anywhere. But only a topflight science-fictionist, we thought, could have written this story, in just this way. . . .

Start here: It was quite by accident I discovered this incredible invasion of Earth by lifeforms from another planet. As yet, I haven't done anything about it; I can't think of anything to do. I wrote to the Government, and they sent back a pamphlet on the repair and maintenance of frame houses. Anyhow, the whole thing is known; I'm not the first to discover it. Maybe it's even under control. . . .

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  • Hardcover: 17 pages
  • Publisher: Aegypan (30 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463896786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463896782
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,548,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good edition, didn't like the story 27 May 2013
By Bridget
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I thought the story itself was a bit silly and not really what I expected. I bought it for my Dad for his birthday as he is a Sci-Fi fan but it was more like a quirky story, which is fine, just it wasn't what I was looking for.
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3.0 out of 5 stars available on Project Gutenberg 8 Sep 2012
It's a good (very) short story based around playing with language. It's one of my favourites, but I wouldn't spend money on it unless there was something really special. I've downloaded copies from various places as text files, Kindle books, web pages, even audio books.
The most obvious source (to me) is [...]
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2.0 out of 5 stars I love philip k dick but.. 1 May 2011
By Lee - Published on
This extremely short and silly story is public domain and available in kindle format for free from project guttenberg. Pay $6.95 for a three-page freely available story only if you're determined to take every opportunity to contribute to Philip K Dick's estate and you own everything else he's ever written. The story itself is enjoyable for what it is - three pages of puns. It made me smile, and within very few words manages to introduce a strange character's worldview and then introduce a twist with the final sentence. So I never thought I would be one of those people who writes a negative review based on the pricing of the Kindle edition, but since I've got a history of buying and reviewing Philip K Dick books, Amazon automatically sent me a notification that this was now "available" and got my hopes up of reading a more substantial posthumous Philip K Dick work, so I'm annoyed.
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2.0 out of 5 stars 5 Minute Story is Nothing Special and the Book as a Collectible Itself is Below Average 25 April 2012
By James N Simpson - Published on
This is an average short story by Philip K Dick that originally was published amongst others in a collection in 1953. The whole thing will take you less than 5 minutes to read, there's nothing else added to this printed standalone book version to add to the reading experience such as commentary, an introduction, afterward or anything even written before the author died or by another big name author. The spine doesn't have the title of the book or author's name so if displaying this in a bookcase between other books you're just looking at a black spine. I do like how Aegypan Press is publishing short stories by big name authors as they are nice to collect but they really need to put more effort into the covers. The image on the front cover is also pretty average with the eyes not looking real at all. Maybe there's some significance to the picture from the original collection it was published in but as I said there's no info to tell you.

The story itself is pretty average and is just some guy jumping to ridiculous conclusions that characters in a book he has found aren't human because of phrases like she asked him if he would remove his arm. He immediately did so. This average story reminds me of the sort of stuff you'd have to write in a creative writing type exercise in a high school English class where you have to play on the English language. If you come across the story in a free Kindle download or something it would be worth having a look but it's not good enough to buy a hard or soft copy book and as I said the publishers haven't made a very collectible book anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 6 Jun 2012
By SGL - Published on
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This story is part of the Lord Darcy series 1964 - 1973. Lord Darcy is the Chief criminal investigator for his royal highness the Duke of Normandy. The investigator for the Duke must be called in whenever there's an insoluble crime or if it concerns a member of the aristocracy . Lord Darcy is accompanied by a physician as well as a sorcerer (white and black magic operate in this realm) which gives the story greater breadth in both the mystery and the investigative techniques. It is a well written and enjoyable series, definitely worth reading.
5.0 out of 5 stars It's PKD 25 Aug 2013
By Sistina Sypher. - Published on
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Like all things PKD, this is a work of art. A thing of beauty. I absolutely loved this and would have loved it more had it been even longer.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quick read--only from Dick 26 Mar 2012
By Alan Mills - Published on
The story: great. Usual Dick sense of humor mixed with oddness; here compacted into a few quick pages. Think writing short stories is easy? Try to develope a character and story in less than 5 pages. It's hard, and Dick is a master.

This edition: Don't waste your money. The free Guttenbwrg edition is fine. Why pay all this money for a (very) short story, especially when it's available for free?
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