Sunday, August 19, 2018
My new favourite Dick book!
A Maze of Death by Philip K. Dick
Dick meets Agatha Christie, or And Then There Were None set in Space. The solution is maybe not that surprising, since this is Dick after all.
Our Friends From Frolix 8 by Philip K. Dick
Not his best book, I think. There are some fun ideas, but the main characters unfortunately aren't that interesting.
Time Out of Joint by Philip K. Dick
The people who wrote The Truman Show, with Jim Carrey, must have read this book. Spoiler!, I should add, I guess. Possibly, the book loses some steam at the end, when the mystery is solved.
The Bus by Paul Kirchner
Re-read this little masterpiece after all the Dick books. I still have my original copy of this book, from 87. I know Kirchner has published a sequel, and I might get that, but I'm a bit worried if it will be as good.
Flex Mentallo by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
Also has a certain K. Dick feel to it, next to Dennis Potter and The Singing Detective. Great drawings by Quitely. My favourite Morrison, but that doesn't really say much since besides some issues of Animal Man and Doom Patrol I haven't read anything else by him.
Vacation by Blexbolex
Strange and silent graphic novel from Blexbolex, with amazing illustrations. Normally I'm not a big fan of books fully created in photoshop rather than hand drawn, but the artwork has an appealing organic and not too shiny feel to it.
Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
Will You Take Me As I Am: Joni Mitchell's Blue Period by Michelle Mercer