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Books Read in 2015 - 44. A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick

Genre: Dystopia

Narrative Style: Third person from various points of view

Rating: 5/5

Published: 1977

Format: Kindle

Synopsis: Bob Arctor is an undercover agent trying to find the source of a batch of Substance D, an extremely addictive narcotic. 659 more words

Book Reviews

A Scanner Darkly

I recently got to watch the 2006 animated film A Scanner Darkly based on the Philip K. Dick novel. It was a solid adaption, and the first time I have enjoyed a movie staring Keanu Reeves since his… 188 more words


Book Review: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

It’s been a long time since I read a science fiction novel–hell, any novel–that disturbed me in quite the way Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly  744 more words


Book to Film: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

I recently read A Scanner Darkly and then had a mini book club talk about it with my husband and a friend. I liked it a bit, but I wasn’t crazy about it. 602 more words


Yeah, Compassion is Hard

Is there a common reality?  I am revisiting a piece of a former blog because I think we all live in different realities based on our “perceptual filters”. 349 more words

The Meaning Of Life

Book Club Reflection: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

The date for my book club meeting got changed at the last-minute but me, my husband, and another member still decided to meet on the original date so we could discuss Philip K. 1,254 more words


I observe myself
and his broken mind,
blue flowers underneath.