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User Review  - ToddSherman - LibraryThing

"The best way to ask for beer is to sing out Ubik. Made from select hops, choice water, slow-aged for perfect flavor, Ubik is the nation's number-one choice in beer. Made only in Cleveland." Philip K ... Read full review

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User Review  - BayardUS - LibraryThing

The first time I read Ubik I enjoyed it very much, thanks to the strong premise and the way it subverts expectations. Since then, however, I've reread the book not once but twice, and I find that it ... Read full review

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User Review  - behemothing - LibraryThing

I'm not going to pretend I really got what was going on, but that's ok. I'm going to read some more Dick, and then give this one another go in a year or two, that's what I'm going to do. Read full review

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User Review  - StigE - LibraryThing

Whether it's because the ideas Dick writes about have bled into popular culture or subsequent writers have expanded upon what he wrote, this feels unremarkable and worn. For a book that's primarily ... Read full review

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User Review  - ohernaes - LibraryThing

Glen Runciter's firm is in the "prudence business" - protecting people's minds against others' psychic powers, such as mind reading. One mission goes awry, and the team must communicate between living ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing

There's a lot going on in this novel beyond the main storyline, some of it good, some of it not so good. Written in 1969, this novel was written in the future (1992), which is now our past. Dick got ... Read full review

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User Review  - JWarren42 - LibraryThing

This book would have 4 stars instead of 3 if it wasn't for that awful middle part. The first 60 pages and the last 20 are fantastic; the rest...eh. Even for PKD, it's convoluted...and not in a good ... Read full review

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User Review  - DRFP - LibraryThing

This was my first venture into the world of Philip K. Dick and it was something of a mixed bag. There are plenty of nice, inventive sci-fi elements, like the half-lifers and pre-cogs, but other ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael.Xolotl - LibraryThing

Like most of Dick's stuff, fairly interesting. Read full review

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User Review  - questbird - LibraryThing

Not the greatest Philip Dick I've read but still pretty good in a skewed-perception kind of way. Read full review


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