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A Reading of A Scanner Darkly: Pulling Out Our Truth

This has been a novel about some people who were punished entirely too much for what they did…  If there was any “sin,” it was that these people wanted to keep on having a good time forever…

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A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

I’ve been doing my best this year to put my money where my mouth is and read a lot of classics from science fiction and fantasy that I, as a young man of nearly 23, have not read yet.  559 more words


February Recap

February 2015: I quit. Then I didn’t.

Tl;dr: I overreacted to the feeling that blogging was (is?) an obligation, and, more generally, “information overload.” It turns out my blogsbuddies have experienced similar feelings and have devised a variety of coping mechanisms. 667 more words

Book Reviews

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Director: Richard Linklater

Writer: Richard Linklater (Screenplay) Philip K. Dick (Novel)

Starring: Rory Cochrane, Robert Downey Jr, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson… 761 more words


Inbox/Outbox: January 25-January 31

I find satisfying months that end on Saturdays. Very satisfying. It provides me the sense that all is well, that everything is in order, when, in fact, we are all hurtling higgledy-piggledy toward our deaths. 195 more words


Cult Movie Essentials: A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Scanner Darkly (2006) – what a Film, what a story, what an original idea! This is quite obviously a cult classic. But you know how everyone jumps on that band wagon when something is original. 266 more words

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