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Antony Stein

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Hard to explain how great this book is...

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Reviewed: 14-01-2021

Words, tones, paintings in the mind. A truly tactile and wonderful experience. Sumptuous. Brilliant.

An insightful, thought-provoking masterpiece

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Reviewed: 11-11-2020

Absorbing, fascinating, and pulls no punches. Brave too, given that the main protagonist and many other people discussed - warts and all - were alive at the time of publication and many are alive today. One thing I found a little off was the sense of homosexuality is being considered something of an aberration, although in fairness this could relate to the era being described and also the time this was written - though I don't think either of these fully cover the experience. Not to detract from the big picture though, this is a literary masterpiece. The sensitivity and detail with which paranoid schizophrenia was described, was palpably and viscerally immersive. To the performance, also very exceptional. The narrator's tone is expressive, intimate, yet still not invasive or intrusive. With just enough color to readily distinguish the key characters. Loved it!

One of the best

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Reviewed: 08-10-2020

Loved this book, my 10th or 11th PKD. Do we really have the freedom to choose, when time travel is a possibility? Find out!

One of the best - undeservedly poorly rated!

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Reviewed: 25-03-2020

Loved this, my sixth Dick novel. One of his first, and one of his best. The brilliance to construct such an artifice while in his twenties. Simply wonderful.

Absolutely beautiful, heart-rending

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Reviewed: 19-08-2018

Magnificent narration, of a beautiful story. It's us hard to describe just what a wonderful experience, listening to this book was.

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