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The Other Side of Philip K. Dick

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“As a literary figure, Philip K. Dick is popularly perceived as a crazed, drug-addled mystic with a sinister Third Eye. Nothing could be further from the truth - the Phil I knew was a warm, humane, very funny man. Maer Wilson understands these truths far better than I, and The Other Side of Philip K. Dick casts a welcome shaft of daylight upon the real PKD, as opposed to t ...more
Kindle Edition, 1, 254 pages
Published August 9th 2016
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Maer
Jul 15, 2016 Maer added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I am the author.
Olga Miret
Jul 31, 2016 Olga Miret rated it it was amazing
A portrayal of a time, a man and a dear friend. I received an ARC copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I thought I’d get a couple of things out of the way before I gave my opinion of the book. This is the first book by Maer Wilson that I’ve read. I’m aware she writes fiction but haven’t read any of her novels yet. The second thing is that I’ve read some of Philip K. Dick’s novels, but I’m not a connoisseur of his work and I have but a passing acquaintance with his li
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Gregory Kompes
Jun 21, 2017 Gregory Kompes rated it liked it
Brief memoir that's really more about Maer Wilson than Philip K. Dick. The writing is good, but I just don't feel I gained a greater or deeper insight into Dick.
C.A. Chicoine
Sep 19, 2016 C.A. Chicoine rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book last night. It was my intention to spread my reading over the week, at least. However, I could not put this book down! And I found that, in this story, it was just as fascinating learning about Maer Wilson as it was about PKD. It was a story that, like the main subject, ended too soon. The “Endings” was truly heart-wrenching, overwhelming so. I'm still processing it. And I will probably be reflecting on this for some time. But, it was an awesome read. One that I ...more
Mike
Mar 24, 2017 Mike rated it liked it
Maer Wilson was part of Philip K. Dick's social circle for the last 10 years of his life, and recounts her memories of the time. She became a sort of informal "minder" at Hollywood events, and accompanied PKD on his well known visit to the Blade Runner set. There's not a whole lot of deep insight, but it's interesting to see what PKD was like with a "normal" friend who set limits and was not interested in getting dragged down into his drama. It turns out he was a funny, smart, slightly weird guy ...more
A. McCarty
Aug 16, 2016 A. McCarty rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author and I must say...very well done Maer Wilson.

I have never read a memior quite like this one. As I was reading I felt like I was there living the story out. I rather quite enjoyed it. The friendship of which this book is written about was unique and well portrayed. This book was really intriguing.

I, Amber McCarty (Imaginative Dreams), was given a copy for an honest review.
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After a successful career being other people, and later teaching others the many tricks of that trade, Maer Wilson has decided to be herself for a while. Turns out she's a writer. She's always loved stories, especially fantasy, mystery and sci fi. Maer was born in the Year of the Dragon and has a dragon-themed room in her home, but sadly no dragons in the back yard. When she's not writing, Maer pl ...more
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