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Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick by Philip K. Dick
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really liked it

I've read some Dick before and I truly love his works. This selection features many short stories that have been turned into movies over time and it was really fun to read the originals. I read somewhere that he was more successful as a short-story writer than as a novelist, and I can truly say that these short stories are really fine. It's not an exaggaration to call Dick a visionary writer of his time. The only thing that prevents me giving this collection 5 stars is that it consists of short-stories. Now, it may be the case that short-stories are not for me after all, but I often found that as soon as I started to care about the characters, the story ended and another began. So it may just be that I'm more of a novel-person, but if these star-ratings reflect the amount of fun I had reading this, I must stick with 4 stars. Although, I would encourage anyone to try it, you probably would find this book highly entertaining.
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Philip K. Dick
“Objective reality is a synthetic construct, dealing with a hypothetical universalization of a multitude of subjective realities.”
Philip K. Dick, Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick


Reading Progress

August 6, 2016 – Started Reading
August 6, 2016 – Shelved
August 6, 2016 –
8.0%
August 7, 2016 –
12.0%
April 20, 2017 –
39.0%
April 23, 2017 –
65.0%
April 27, 2017 –
74.0%
May 3, 2017 –
90.0%
May 4, 2017 – Finished Reading

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