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  •  "Dick is mostly a man of a million ideas and very (9+ / 0-)

    little self-censorship, so the good ideas get thrown in with the bad as if he can't tell the difference."

    Just so. He had so much zaniness mixed into his brilliance that he frequently gets lost in his own cartoons. It's possible that his peaks are his best short stories, where he has less room to get lost.

    He could have used a really good editor, and the money pressures and hard-living and self-abuse didn't help. But I loved the race against time element in Ubik, trying to solve a puzzle that kept getting harder, and the uncertainty about who or what to trust, and the incandescent weirdness.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 06:25:48 PM PDT

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