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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,219,816 - Total Helpful Votes: 90 of 146
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L.Ron Hubbard
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The first line of the book reads....

"The creation of dianetics is a milestone for Man comparable to his discovery of fire and
superior to his inventions of the wheel and arch."

Seems legit.

The creator of dianetics must, therefore, be an extraordinary person. Let's see what Amazon's biography page has to say about him...

"Author, humanitarian and Founder of Dianetics and Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard is one of the most acclaimed figures of the modern age."

Blimey!

Well in that case SHUT UP AND TAKE (ALL) MY MONEY!
Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said (S.F. MASTERWORK&hellip by Philip K. Dick
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I would estimate I've read approximately 75% of PKD's SF novels and Flow My Tears easily ranks as the worst of them. I've just finished it for the third time (hoping this time it would in someway redeem itself) and unfortunately it's as bad as it ever was.

The premise is a good one - International superstar wakes to find himself a complete nobody; and the eventual explanation for all this is typically Dickian. So what is it that makes this novel so outstandingly bad?

I will only give brief examples (for my own sanity's sake) but here goes....

The characters in FMT do not act like human beings. Jason Taverner the megastar and lead character wakes up in a… Read more
Blade Runner 2: Edge of Human: The Edge of Human by K. W. Jeter
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Constrictive., 10 Mar 2012
So, it begins with Rick Deckard being dragged back for 'one last job' and ends with a life or death struggle with Roy Batty.

Where have you heard that before?

There are many faults with BR-2 but the overriding one is its complete and utter unoriginality. Perhaps the author was contractually obliged to write the novel the way he did, or maybe he wanted to let fans of the film feel at home; whatever the reason - reading The Edge of Human is like wearing a straight-jacket. The Blade Runner universe is, you'd think, visually and philosophically rich enough to support all manner of explorations. So it's both surprising and depressing to find that the 'official' Blade Runner… Read more

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