The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick

This is my new thing, reviewing books via journal entries instead of full reviews.  I think I’ll still do full reviews when I’m inspired, but I’ve been moving into something of a more graphic mode lately. Here’s my notes for Philip K. Dick’s The Penultimate Truth Lacking a central character with a conflict; it was difficult to keep interested. Far from the author’s best work. The … Continue reading The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick

Humpty Dumpty in Oakland by Philip K. Dick

Long before he became Science Fiction’s best know paranoid, Philip K. Dick wrote several mainstream novels.  Long overlooked and forgotten, they were finally published in England several years after his death and in the United States in 2007. Dick’s Science Fiction is characterized by paranoia and by plot twists that reveal what the reader, and the main character, thought was real is not.   Humpty Dumpty in … Continue reading Humpty Dumpty in Oakland by Philip K. Dick

In Miton Lumky Territory by Philip K. Dick

In Milton Lumky Territory by Philip K. Dick is not what the author’s readers have come to expect. Not exactly. Known for his paranoid science fiction dealing with alternate realities, Philip K. Dick began his career writing stories about ordinary workers trying to make a go of it in 1950’s and 60’s America. His early, realistic novels were not published during his lifetime, but have … Continue reading In Miton Lumky Territory by Philip K. Dick