A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick PDF

By Philip K. Dick

ISBN-10: 0307497704

ISBN-13: 9780307497703

Bob Arctor is a broker of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and at last bust him. to take action, Fred takes at the identification of a drug broker named Bob Arctor. and because Substance D--which Arctor takes in enormous doses--gradually splits the user's mind into particular, combative entities, Fred doesn't become aware of he's narcing on himself.

Caustically humorous, eerily exact in its depiction of junkies, rip-off artists, and the jogging brain-dead, Philip ok. Dick's industrial-grade pressure attempt of id is as unnerving because it is spell binding.

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Your mind plays tricks,” Donna said remotely; she seemed to have withdrawn into herself, gone far away. He wondered if his erratic driving was bumming her. Probably so. Another fantasy film rolled suddenly into his head, without his consent: He saw, first, a big parked Pontiac with a bumper jack on the back of it that was slipping and a kid around thirteen with long thatched hair struggling to hold the car from rolling, meanwhile yelling for assistance. He saw himself and Jerry Fabin running out of the house together, Jerry’s house, down the beer-can-littered driveway to the car.

I’m suing one guy in court right now, for molestation and assault. ” Together, they walked back toward his car. ” he asked. “I’m really hurting. I’m virtually out, in fact, hell, I am out, come to think of it. ” “Tabs,” he said. ” She nodded intently, head down. “But, see, they’re real scarce right now—the supply’s temporarily dried up. You probably discovered that already. ” he broke in. They had reached his car; he halted, opened the door, got in. On the far side Donna got in. They sat side by side.

Naturally, once he got it, he would turn it over to County Drug Abuse to be analyzed and then destroyed, or whatever they did with it. Dropped it themselves, maybe, or so another legend went. Or sold it. But his purchase from her was not to bust her for dealing; he had bought many times from her and had never arrested her. That was not what it was all about, busting a small-time local dealer, a chick who considered it cool and far-out to deal dope. Half the narcotics agents in Orange County were aware that Donna dealt, and recognized her on sight.

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