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Beyond the Door by Philip K. Dick
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Dec 18, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: 2016-reading-challenge, classics, fiction, philip-k-dick, ibooks
Recommended for: People who enjoy Philip K. Dick's stories

Review posted on my blog The Writer's Library.

And that's why I will never buy a cuckoo clock..... or piss off a bird....
This was very brief, but I enjoyed it all the same. Basically, the story is of a man who purchases a gift for his wife and gloats about buying it wholesale. The gift? A cuckoo clock, but no ordinary clock.
What little was given about Doris, Bob, and Larry put them in three distinct categories for me:
Larry: The self-absorbed jerk husband to Doris
Doris: The wife wishing for a better life (and a better marriage)
Bob: The lover who seems to hate the way Larry treats Doris and wants to be with her
The ending was very shocking and satisfying and, even though I can't call this my favorite Philip K. Dick story, he did do a good job here.

I thought cuckoo clocks were creepy before.... The bird popping out scares me. Now that I've seen this sentient little clock, I'm dead set against any of those old-fashioned clocks.

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Reading Progress

December 18, 2016 – Started Reading
December 18, 2016 – Shelved
December 18, 2016 – Shelved as: philip-k-dick
December 18, 2016 – Shelved as: classics
December 18, 2016 – Shelved as: fiction
December 18, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-reading-challenge
December 18, 2016 – Shelved as: ibooks
December 18, 2016 – Finished Reading

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