A Scanner Darkly
Garden City, Doubleday, 1977. One of Dick's best books, and one of the greatest drug novels of all time. Admirably filmed by Richard Linklater with Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr. and Winona Ryder. Dick's novel is set in southern California in 1994 -- the "near future" at the time the book came out -- and concerns drug use, paranoia, the loss of identity, and the shifting nature of reality. Dick himself had been a heavy user of drugs in the 1960s and early 1970s, and he claimed that everything in this novel were things he had seen or experienced firsthand. Signed by the author. Remainder speckling to lower edge of text block and some light smudges to the boards, otherwise a fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket with some specks to the rear panel. A nice copy, and seldom found signed. [#029073] SOLD

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