logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick
A Scanner Darkly
by: (author)
3.91 435
Substance D -- otherwise known as Death -- is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics... show more
Substance D -- otherwise known as Death -- is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780575076815 (057507681X)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 219
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
4.0 A Scanner Darkly
At first I wasn't liking this book very much, but I persevered and I must say after the story really got going I thoroughly enjoyed it.Bob Arctor/Fred is an undercover nark who, due to the nature of his work, becomes a drug addict himself. As Fred he is also ordered to start surveillance on Bob Arct...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.5 A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick
This book is so open to pastiche. Chicks, straights, narks and like that could all do one. So I won't bother; there are a bunch of them on Goodreads already. PKD here writes a Requiem for a Dream decades before that film came out, showing from a convincing internal viewpoint what the disintegratio...
zaczytany
zaczytany rated it
3.0 "Przez ciemne zwierciadło" Philip K. Dick
Sieczka z mózgu. Tak można krótkim stwierdzeniem streścić tę ksiażkę. I to nie tylko o nasz mózg chodzi, lecz bardziej o stan umysłu głównego bohatera. Przywykłem już do tego, że Dick serwuje literaturę wymagajacą, skłaniającą do przemyśleń i głębszego zastanowienia sie nad tym, co właśnie przelecia...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.5 Dick's A Scanner Darkly
I started reading Dick with Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and now five novels in have enjoyed every subsequent novel more than my first. This book is very much a Dick novel in that it is first and foremost concerned with personal identity. It is also concerned with the symbiotic relationship...
Words, words, words
Words, words, words rated it
2.0 A Scanner Darkly
Meh. PKD had all the elements for a perfectly ingenious story but he drowned it all in unresolved subplots, endless conversations amongst stoned-out-of-their-minds junkies, psychological insights of the shallowest sort, disjointed and unresolved would-be plot twists, a half-sketched conspiracy that ...
Other editions (29)
Books by Philip K. Dick
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?