Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

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by Philip K. Dick, Linda Hartinian
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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)
From the Publisher
"Dick [was] many authors: a poor man's Pynchon, an oracular postmodern, a rich product of the changing counterculture" Village Voice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871290496
Publisher:
Dramatic Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Pages:
48

Meet the Author

Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary writers of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly.

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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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