Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

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by Philip K. Dick
     
 

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>On October 11 the television star Jason Taverner is so famous that 30 million viewers eagerly watch his prime-time show. On October 12 Jason Taverner is not a has-been but a never-was — a man who has lost not only his audience but all proof of his existence. And in the claustrophobic betrayal state of Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, loss of proof is synonyms

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>On October 11 the television star Jason Taverner is so famous that 30 million viewers eagerly watch his prime-time show. On October 12 Jason Taverner is not a has-been but a never-was — a man who has lost not only his audience but all proof of his existence. And in the claustrophobic betrayal state of Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, loss of proof is synonyms with loss of life.

Taverner races to solve the riddle of his disappearance", immerses us in a horribly plausible Philip K. Dick United States in which everyone — from a waiflike forger of identity cards to a surgically altered pleasure — informs on everyone else, a world in which omniscient police have something to hide. His bleakly beautiful novel bores into the deepest bedrock self and plants a stick of dynamite at its center.

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"Dick [was] many authors: a poor man's Pynchon, an oracular postmodern, a rich product of the changing counterculture" Village Voice
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A TV celebrity of the near future suddenly finds that he has no identity in this SF variation on the amnesia novel, which suffers from an inadequate ending. Vintage also releases, for $10 each, Dick's Now Wait for Last Year (*-74220-4 ), about a doctor who is treating the world's most important and sickest man, and The World Jones Made (*-74219-0 ), about a fanatic clairvoyant. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679740667
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Over a writing career that spanned three decades, PHILIP K. DICK(1928–1982) published 36 science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film, notably Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall,Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, I'm an avid PKD fan, and this is my number one favorite book by him, for several reasons. The characters are amazing, and the plot sticks in my mind like no other, but what urged me to read this book is the phenomenon behind it that I read about online. You can look it up yourself, but basically what happened was, 4 years after PKD wrote the book, he started meeting people with the same names as the people in this book, and unintentionally living out actual scenes from it, too. Weird? Of course, that's why we love PKD, isn't it? My favorite book from my favorite author, everyone should read it.
Xyon921 More than 1 year ago
Surprisingly ahead of its time, its not for everyone but I thought it was excellent. Its a quick read, but fans of the genre who are looking for something outside of the ordinary will enjoy the strangeness of this novel.
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Absoluteky one of the books that become the myth of your life
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David Lipscomb More than 1 year ago
Tackles the funadamental issues of identity and makes you question what makes you who you are.
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