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This review is from: What If Our World Is Their Heaven?: The Final Conversations of Philip K. Dick (Paperback)
This is essentially a typescript of several tapes of conversations between Lee (one of PKDs exes, with whom he still got on well) and PKD some time before he died. Because it is written as he spoke, instead of being 'novelised' into plainer English, it gives a far better insight into the thought processes of PKD and becomes a more personal and insightful document.
I think that this is a good book in that it shows PKD as a man first and foremost and as a writer by inclination, rather than by trade (if you see what I mean). Certainly, his methodology of writing his stories is NOT something you should try at home, and probably contributed to his demise (although that's just my thoughts there). PKD was a complex character, just like the rest of us, really, and these transcripts show that admirably. There is a bibliography at the end, but there is no annotations, or inferences or analyses given of what was said during the course of these conversations; there are just fore words by people who respected him as both a man and a writer.
Well worth a read.