Search for Philip K.Dick, 1928-82: A Memoir and Biography of the Science Fiction Writer Hardcover – 1 Dec 1995
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Okay, despite all the above this is an interesting book. I have read many biographical pieces about Dick, as well as all the author's own published works. I love his work and would have liked to have known him. But I've always had doubts about whether I would have liked him. Anne Dick portrays a deeply flawed human being. Whether Dick was mostly to blame or not for his turbulent life is a matter of opinion. There can be no doubt, however, that some of his problems were self-inflicted. What this book gives the reader is a personal take on the life of this interesting, larger-than-life character, and it's often fascinating to learn about some of the smaller details that have been ignored by other biographers. Overall this is a worthwhile read but it could be greatly improved by a more critical editorial process.
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She spends quite a bit of time looking through her eyes at how she could have been, should have been, and how PKD treated her and his family. It is though she is working at providing her own cathartic needs through the book. The descriptions of living conditions, friendships, relationships, while all interesting, leave me wanting something more. I'm not quite sure what, and possible Anne was not as well. This book was written many years ago and then revised for this publication. It shows. Sometimes the book seems to ebb and flow with the older stuff being broken by newer material.
Don't know if this would be the best introduction to PKD the man and the writer, not at almost $100.00. But, for a true "Dickhead" as we who enjoy PKD and his works are called, this gives us another piece to the enigmatic puzzle that is known as Philip K. Dick
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