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This review is from: Ubik (S.F. MASTERWORKS) (Paperback)
When I first read that book, it was in his french translation, more than twenty years ago. It left me shaking for a while. I had already read some others pieces from K.Dick (the Eye in the Sky and so on, and all of them are basic pillars of literature, although they are supposed to belong to a despised gender - Sci-Fi).
I have now read it in his original version, and the impact remains.
Ubik is simply K.Dick, and it is a masterpiece, however you look at it. Just a comment though : if you are not familiar with the K.Dick universe, I would strongly recommend you not to start with Ubik. It is a little bit hard to enter UBik without any previous training. Maybe start with, for instance The eye in the Sky, more clasical plot and writing, but a good introduction to the K.Dick universe.