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4.0 out of 5 stars An under-rated Philip K. Dick Dystopia, 9 Feb. 2014
This review is from: The Simulacra (S.F. MASTERWORKS) (Kindle Edition)
Theres an awful lot going on here in this 1960's PKD sci-fi novel. Time travel, space travel, flying commercials that bite, paranoia (a constant theme in any PKD book) and a cyborg president. I note previous criticisms of this novel that there are too many characters and ideas for such a sparse read and thats probably fair. But for me you dont read a PKD book for strong characterisation, you read them for the themes that are explored.

Both witty and a bit depressing, The Simulacra is well worth a go if your a Philip K. Dick fan that wants to try a lesser know title. If however you've stumbled across this review by accident and are completely new to the author I'd recommend starting elsewhere perhaps with 'Ubik' or 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep'. As well as being widely accepted as science fiction classics, they are bit more accessible and convey PKD's ideas more effectively (in my opinion.)
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