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4.0 out of 5 stars Deus Irae fits comfortably with the rest of the PKD canon
Critics of Dick often cite paper-thin characters and weak plot to justify their criticism, but if you focus on these things you miss the attraction of his books. For me, the real payoff is that they open possibilities we never suspected: possibilities that are purposefully designed to engage and often undermine our core beliefs. Yes, seemingly obscure bits of exegesis...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Annoying Errors Mar the Story
The story is OK, though not one of their best, but my reading enjoyment was marred by numerous continuity errors. And as for there being "no St. Sophia", there are at least two!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Deus Irae fits comfortably with the rest of the PKD canon, 27 Sep 2014
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Steven W. Cooper "Steve" (Perigueux, FRANCE) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Deus Irae (Paperback)
Critics of Dick often cite paper-thin characters and weak plot to justify their criticism, but if you focus on these things you miss the attraction of his books. For me, the real payoff is that they open possibilities we never suspected: possibilities that are purposefully designed to engage and often undermine our core beliefs. Yes, seemingly obscure bits of exegesis sound strange coming from his characters mouths, and they may not always help move the plot along, but it's a train of thought that Dick is developing - one he's launched to make sense of the ideas and experiences he's had.

As such, Deus Irae fits comfortably with the rest of the PKD canon, and Zelazny's contribution smooths some of his rough edges. Even so, the decision to insert Dick's palm tree garden vision must have stood out as a non sequitor to anyone unfamiliar with his personal life and obsessions. I guess it's things lile this that explain the low score this book has received.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Annoying Errors Mar the Story, 21 Feb 2014
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The story is OK, though not one of their best, but my reading enjoyment was marred by numerous continuity errors. And as for there being "no St. Sophia", there are at least two!
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