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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 finally 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 colossal doses--gradually splits the user's mind into precise, combative entities, Fred doesn't detect 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 tension try out of identification is as unnerving because it is mesmerizing.

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I could have. If I really wanted to get her. He stood there, feeling angry. I know that was Donna, he thought. As he started to go back toward his parked car, he realized that the girl had halted, out of the movement of passers-by, and now stood silently gazing at him. He walked cautiously toward her. “One night,” he said, “me and Bob and another chick had some old Simon and Garfunkel tapes, and you were sitting there—” She had been filling capsules with high-grade death, one by one, painstakingly.

Right into the ass of a semi. ” In his head he ran a fantasy number: himself at the wheel of a Porsche, but noticing the semi, all the semis. And everyone on the freeway—the Hollywood Freeway at rush hour—noticing him. Noticing him for sure, the lanky big-shouldered good-looking dude in the new Porsche going two hundred miles an hour, and all the cops’ faces hanging open helplessly. “You’re shaking,” Donna said. She reached over and put her hand on his arm. A quiet hand that he at once responded to.

I’m supposed to see this one dude in about an hour, and he’d probably take all I could get … you’d have been out of luck. ” She smiled, and he did too. “I wish you could get them sooner,” he said. “If I do …” Opening her purse, she got out a little note pad and a pen that had SPARKS BATTERY TUNE-UP stamped on it. ” “Charles B. Freck,” he said. He told her his phone number—not his, really, but the one he made use of at a straight friend’s house, for messages like this—and laboriously she wrote it down.

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