Ubik by Philip K. Dick

Ubik

The closest thing you’ll get to a bad acid trip in literary form. A difficult book to describe, kind of like a consciousness-bending sci-fi thriller with subtle theological undertones. The narrative delves through time, space, psychic creations and even a warped version of the afterlife….possibly…. it’s hard to be entirely certain. With this book the second you think you know where the plot’s going it slips away from you and twists in some other direction. By the end you’re not sure what’s going but you better believe you’ll be disconcerted. As one critic described it better than (or at least before) I could: “a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you’ll never be sure you’ve woken up from.”

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