- Author : Philip K. Dick
- Release Date : 03 December 2021
- Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Genre : Fiction
- Pages : 289
- ISBN 13 : 9780547572178
Download or read book entitled A Scanner Darkly written by Philip K. Dick and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt online. This book was released on 03 December 2021 with total pages 289. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bob Arctor is a junkie and a drug-dealer, both using and selling the mind-altering Substance D. Fred is a law enforcement agent, tasked with bringing Bob down. It sounds like a standard case. The only problem is that Bob and Fred are the same person. In order to infiltrate the drug ring he hopes to bring down, Fred has had to use Substance D, but Substance D, or "Slow Death," causes the consciousness to split in two, creating distinct personalities that are entirely unaware of the other's existence. Now, Bob must keep from being caught by Fred, while Fred must keep his suspicious superiors at bay. In this semi-autobiographical novel, Dick looks back on his own drug abuse and his own friends who he lost to drugs. By turns thrilling, mind-bending, laught-out-loud funny, and heart-wrenchingly sad, A Scanner Darkly is an award-winning book made into a cult film and may just be Dick's best novel.