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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Books: Measuring Dick -- Gopnik on Philip K. Dick in This Week's New Yorker

Adam Gopnik weighs in with an excellent and thought-provoking piece on one of America's most celebrated sci-fi writers. Gopnik Praises Philip K. Dick but also questions the level of reverence accorded to him by his adherents. His points about Dick's weak characters are well taken, as are his admiration for Dick's ideas. Gopnik also argues compellingly that Dick's writing is enhanced when seen in the context of the California countercultural 60's when he wrote his classic works and later on by the author's spiral into madness in the mid to late 70's. Read the entire piece here. Thanks to the esteemed Jim Liebenau for providing me with this link!

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