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Time Out of Joint - Philip K. Dick
Time Out of Joint
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375719271 (037571927X)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Farnaz rated it
5.0 Time Out of Joint
Ragle Gumm lives in a small town. He is a champion of newspaper puzzle competition. He always wins. For a while the life goes smoothly. One day hallucinations occupied his mind. He sees ghastly strange things. He also wonders why exactly it is he who always wins in the puzzle contest. His sister’s ...
Emamemi rated it
I picked this book from my brother's library, while I was visiting my parents in my home town. He used to be a SF fan back in high-school, too bad he didn't have any idea what books to buy, thus Time Out of Joint seemed the most appealing novel from the stack. Being my first PKD read, I didn't know ...
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Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
Arguably, Dick's first great novel, it is a paranoid wonder of dual realities and false identity. This is the novel I would pick for someone who never read any of Phillip K. Dick's works. This is a re-read. The first time I read it was in the late 70s and I still found myself surprised in every turn...
FriedEgg rated it
4.0 Time Out of Joint
Although many people say this book inspired the film "The Truman Show", Expect far more than that in this book. Ragle Gum is not merely another Truman Burbank. He is contained in a world of illusion not for the purposes of keeping others entertained, he has something dreadfully important to do, some...
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Tower of Iron Will rated it
My favorite Philip Dick novel is also (I believe) the last of his novels in which the main character finds his way out of illusion and back to reality. A man lives in suburban 1950's California which turns out to be an elaborate fake. To the modern reader the Fifties setting seems obviously fake, ...
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