By Philip K. Dick
Bob Arctor is a broker of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and at last bust him. to take action, Fred takes at the identification of a drug broker named Bob Arctor. and because Substance D--which Arctor takes in sizeable doses--gradually splits the user's mind into certain, combative entities, Fred doesn't discover he's narcing on himself.
Caustically humorous, eerily exact in its depiction of junkies, rip-off artists, and the jogging brain-dead, Philip okay. Dick's industrial-grade rigidity try of id is as unnerving because it is spell binding.
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Then, he thought, I could go on being a vague blur and passers-by, street people in general, would applaud. Let’s hear it for the vague blur, he thought, doing a short rerun. What a way to get recognition. How, for instance, could they be sure it wasn’t some other vague blur and not the right one? It could be somebody other than Fred inside, or another Fred, and they’d never know, not even when Fred opened his mouth and talked. They wouldn’t really know then. They’d never know. It could be Al pretending to be Fred, for example.
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