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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,875 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On a ravaged Earth, fate and circumstances bring together a disparate group of characters, including a fascist with dreams of a coup, a composer who plays his instrument with his mind, a First Lady who calls all the shots, and the world’s last practicing therapist. And they all must contend with an underclass that is beginning to ask a few too many questions, aided by a man called Loony Luke and his very persuasive pet alien. In classic Philip K. Dick fashion, The Simulacra combines time travel, psychotherapy, telekinesis, androids, and Neanderthal-like mutants to create a rousing, mind-bending story where there are conspiracies within conspiracies and nothing is ever what it seems.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Snezan Cebic | 2/15/2014

    " Heady stuff. Should be adapted by Sorkin. Lots of interleaved subplots "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rafael | 1/5/2014

    " So this was my first PKD book and it was pretty much what I expected from what fans have told me about his writing. In other words it was damn interesting. I find Ian Duncan's moment in front of the television and watching Nicole after having his memory erased a particularly memorable and disturbing moment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by CJ | 12/25/2013

    " I'm really digging Philip K Dick lately. The Simulacra has a lot of different layers and seems to be a commentary about the illusory underpinnings of the culture in which we live. Seems to suggest that the structure on which we base our lives and which we find vitally important may be a construct. Not just an organic construct, a gradual building up of the system as we know it by generations of individual actions and an unwritten social contract, but an intentional construct devised by individuals for the purpose of controlling the masses and maintaining their own power. This book explores what happens when those in power learn they really aren't and the reality on which we all depend crumbles. When I put it that way, it sounds a little bleak. But I actually found it somewhat hopeful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John Anderson | 12/3/2013

    " Entertaining but felt unfinished particularly regarding the "chuppers" who seemed intended to provide the thematic binding to the many plots and sub-stories but instead were just used for a weak Outer Limitsy ending that felt tacked on. But I forgive it because "chupper" is now my new favorite invented sci-fi word. "

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