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The Simulacra Audiobook

The Simulacra

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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.

©1992 Laura Coelho, Christopher Dick, and Isa Hackett (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    marie London, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    marie London, United Kingdom 23/12/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "Philip K Dick is a genius"

    His stuff reads surprising well. Read aloud you get the time to appreciate his philosophical musings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Conall 28/07/2016
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    "Decent book"

    Narrator was so staccato-robotic that for the first half an hour I honestly could not tell, try as I might, if he was a real person, or an artificial text-to-speech voice, such as Microsoft text-to-speech. Still wouldn't be suprised if it turned out to be artificial. Made it difficult to listen to.

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  • Darwin8u
    Mesa, AZ, United States
    09/12/15
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    "In a mad world, only the mad are sane."

    “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche

    Like a lot of PKD's novels, 'The Simulacra' was messy. I mean messy and complex and absurd and filled with fractals and digressions. Genius in parts, yes. But mostly messy genius. It felt like I was driving a BMW assembled by the art/pit-crew from Mad Max, perhaps.

    I loved the concept of it. Dr. Superb, the only remaining psychotherapist in a world filled with the crazy and cranky. He wrote this novel like he just invented the 3 or 4 main characters, starved them a bit, and set them on a collision course and, of course, sat back and watched and wrote.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    "You got any toast"

    cause this is my jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam :-) this is my Kawasaki this is my face melting this is my ham

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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