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Ubik - Philip K. Dick
Ubik
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“From the stuff of space opera, Dick spins a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you’ll never be sure you’ve woken up from.”—Lev Grossman, Time Glen Runciter runs a lucrative business—deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security... show more
“From the stuff of space opera, Dick spins a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you’ll never be sure you’ve woken up from.”—Lev Grossman, Time Glen Runciter runs a lucrative business—deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when he and his top team are ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured and placed in “half-life,” a dreamlike state of suspended animation. Soon, though, the surviving members of the team begin experiencing some strange phenomena, such as Runciter’s face appearing on coins and the world seeming to move backward in time. As consumables deteriorate and technology gets ever more primitive, the group needs to find out what is causing the shifts and what a mysterious product called Ubik has to do with it all. “More brilliant than similar experiments conducted by Pynchon or DeLillo.”—Roberto Bolaño
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780547572291 (0547572298)
ASIN: 547572298
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Don't Throw the Baby Out With the Bath Water: "Ubik" by Philip K. Dick
"'I am Ubik. Before the universe was I am. I made the suns. I made the worlds. I created the lives and the places they inhabit; I move them here, I put them there. They go as I say, they do as I tell them. I am the word and my name is never spoken, the name which no one knows. I am called Ubik but t...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.5 Ubik by Philip K Dick (audiobook)
Narrator: Luke Daniels Mild spoilers. This book was mad. This is an alternate futuristic vision of 1992 where psychics of various kinds are counteracted by people with counter-talents. The main character, Joe Chip, goes off on a contract with various others from the firm he works for. When disas...
Shirts prezentuje
Shirts prezentuje rated it
5.0
Ta książka jest zdecydowanie inna od reszty książek. Jeszcze nigdy czegoś tak oryginalnego nie czytałam. Może dzięki mojemu nierozgarnięciu bądź nieobeznaniu w temacie również, jak dla mnie, ta książka była zagadką i nie byłam w stanie odgadnąć fabuły aż do kulminacyjnego momentu. Przedstawieni bo...
Ecletic Reader
Ecletic Reader rated it
5.0 Ubik
Amazing story. An interesting blend of science fiction and horror. Enter an alternate world where, by 1992, the countries we know have largely been replaced. Individuals with psionic abilities (telepaths, precogs, and animators (which I can only assume allows the reanimation of dead tissue)) pose a ...
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4.0 "Ubik" Philip K. Dick
Nie można cały czas czytać literatury lekkiej i przyjemnej. Strony pędzą w zawrotnym tempie i książka kończy się szybciej niż byśmy chcieli. Niestety, równie szybko potrafi wywietrzeć nam z głowy i wiele nie zostaje do jakiejś głębszej refleksji. A ja czasem lubię przeczytać książkę i nie brać kolej...
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