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Conversations with Philip K. Dick

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Sit down, enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and spend a few hours with Philip K. Dick, author of many novels and stories.
Paperback, 1st edition, 186 pages
Published August 12th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Christophe
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
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This is the last of Tessa B. Dick's self-published books about her ex-husband, Philip K. Dick, before she passed away. It essentially contains memories of her life with Philip K. Dick, in no particular order. They appear to be jotted down randomly, maybe as they came to her, and were clearly never re-read or edited. Typos are rampant. Certainly you get a bit of an idea of what it was like to live with Philip K. Dick as his grip on reality was loosening and he was beginning to flirt with, well, i ...more
Paul Sloan
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book gives insight into PKD's behavior, and thats valuable for those newly acquainted with the author and want to play and comprehend with the ideas in his texts. Of particular interest is Dick's argument with a doctoral student (and some others) who argue with PKD over the meanings of his work.

Id consider this book a narrated bibliography for those wanting to trace some of PKD's influences.
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Paul
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
Well-intentioned, but ultimately thin on the ground in regards to new information about the latter stages of Dick’s life. The author seems at pains to stress the part she had in contributing to the writing of A Scanner Darkly. As other reviewers have mentioned, the book doesn’t seem to have been edited by a third-party, and there are some glaring factual errors, too.
Ian
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Badly written. Poorly edited. Offers no original insights. For completists only
daryl
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A good little window into the world of the best science fiction author of my time, and his wife, Tessa.
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