Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Philip K Dick - double disaster:

two pieces of really dispiriting Philip K Dick news

1) according to the slew of amateur and professional reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, Richard Linklater's adaptation of "A Scanner Darkly" is a turgid 'talking heads'-type piece o' shit.

2) Valis: now I've been trying to get round to reading this 'Philip K Dick classic' for a few years now. Finally got a copy and it's shit. Well, the first 48 pages are truly stagnant, let's say. A brave editor would have insisted Valis started on the second paragraph of page 48, "Fat had never been locked up before." as that's where the actual story seems to begin... my (damning) review for Zone-SF is live now.

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