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Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (1974)

by Philip K. Dick

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Pop star Jason Taverner is the product of a top-secret government experiment that produced a selection of genetically enhanced people forty years ago. Unusually bright and beautiful, he's a television idol beloved by millions -- until one day, all records of his identity inexplicably disappear. Overnight, he has gone from being a celebrity to a being a man whom no one seems to recognize. And in a police state, having no proof of his existence is enough to put his life in danger. As Jason races to solve the riddle of his disappearance, Philip K. Dick immerses us in an Orwellian atmosphere of betrayal, secrecy, and conspiracy. Painting a horribly plausible portrait of a neo-fascist America, he explores the meaning of identity and reality in a world skewed by drugs, genetic enhancement, and a culture of celebrity.… (more)
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I love PKD novels, and this was great, although not my favorite. A formerly high-status character starts to be removed from reality, in a highly bureaucratic/fascist state, and is forced to deal with that. As he does, more and more of the world is revealed. ( )
  octal | Jan 1, 2021 |
drugs

nice title and dedication:

"
The love in this novel is for Tessa,
and the love in me is for her, too.
She is my little song.
"

but the book doesn't live up so much. ( )
  stravinsky | Dec 28, 2020 |
Poor celebrity
wakes up in squalor, unknown
survived by a vase. ( )
  Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
You can criticise Dick all you like for being wrong about flying cars, or thinking the LP record was for ever (note: it isn't?), but he is writing science fiction and, as Ray Bradbury points out far more eloquently than will I, that is about ideas. It isn't about sentence construction, plot or character development. If you wanted to, it is easy enough to criticise this book on all these counts, but so what? Why would you bother? What matters is....


http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/flow-my-tears-the-policema...

( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
You can criticise Dick all you like for being wrong about flying cars, or thinking the LP record was for ever (note: it isn't?), but he is writing science fiction and, as Ray Bradbury points out far more eloquently than will I, that is about ideas. It isn't about sentence construction, plot or character development. If you wanted to, it is easy enough to criticise this book on all these counts, but so what? Why would you bother? What matters is....


http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/flow-my-tears-the-policema...

( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
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Epigraph
Flow my tears, fall from your springs!

Exiled forever, let me mourn;

Where night's black bird her sad infamy sings,

There let me live forlorn.

(Part One)
Down, vain lights, shine you no more!

No nights are black enough for those

That in despair their lost fortunes deplore.

Light doth but shame disclose.

(Part Two)
Never may my woes be relieved,

Since pity is fled;

And tears and sights and groans my weary days

Of all joys have deprived.

(Part Three)
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The love in this novel is for Tessa,

and the love in me is for her, too.

She is my little song.
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On Tuesday, October 11, 1988, the Jason Taverner Show ran thirty seconds short.
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"Listen," he said, haltingly. "I'm going to tell you something and I want you to listen carefully. You belong in a prison for the criminally insane."
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Pop star Jason Taverner is the product of a top-secret government experiment that produced a selection of genetically enhanced people forty years ago. Unusually bright and beautiful, he's a television idol beloved by millions -- until one day, all records of his identity inexplicably disappear. Overnight, he has gone from being a celebrity to a being a man whom no one seems to recognize. And in a police state, having no proof of his existence is enough to put his life in danger. As Jason races to solve the riddle of his disappearance, Philip K. Dick immerses us in an Orwellian atmosphere of betrayal, secrecy, and conspiracy. Painting a horribly plausible portrait of a neo-fascist America, he explores the meaning of identity and reality in a world skewed by drugs, genetic enhancement, and a culture of celebrity.

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