- Taschenbuch: 256 Seiten
- Verlag: Vintage; Auflage: Vintage Books. (30. Juni 1992)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0679741143
- ISBN-13: 978-0679741145
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,1 x 1,3 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 10 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.911.801 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Confessions of a Crap Artist (Vintage) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 30. Juni 1992
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"One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction." -- The Sunday Times (London)
"Dick is entertaining us about reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation.... We have our own homegrown Barges."-- Ursula K. LeGuin, New Republic
"Philip K. Dick's best books always describe a future that is both entirely recognizable and utterly unimaginable? -- The New York Times Book Review
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His characters are perhaps more well developed here than in some of his earlier science fiction novels, but they are similar to characters you might find in any (and all) his works. Dick dwells on issues of alienation, inter-personal struggles between dominant and submisive personality types and the huge gaps in understanding between people who otherwise would be thought to be quite close to each other.
This is one of his more powerfull works as far as exploration of these issues goes, and I would recomend it to any PKD fan.
As far as the plot was concerned, it's nothing like Dick's sci-fi novels -- fairly straightforward, even simplistic, you might say: the story of Jack, the brother of Fay, who stays with Fay and Charlie and gradually learns that maybe he isn't so bad off after all compared to these "sane" people. I think the ending comes a little too quickly and easily, but overall, it's a solid effort.
After having read now about ten Dick novels, I think it can be safely said that he was no real fan of women. I believe Dick's women by and large tend to be deceptive, nasty creatures, Fay being perhaps the worst of the lot.
Put simply, if all of the works of the Twentieth Century are destroyed except for CONFESSIONS, scholars will look back on that one remnant and they will say "There was a great and secret literature in those days. If all books were as great as this one then we weep at the loss. We weep at the loss." That Mr. Dick has passed on, denying us any more CONFESSIONS, is enough to make me weep as well.
Indeed, here we see Dick writing about the obsessions and personality disorders of the every-day man. He writes it in Faulkner-fashion; letting his characters trade off first person accounts. Jack is only one of them. The tale of spouse abuse, UFO-worshipping, deception, and modern convenience is brilliant. Had Dick refined a few of the early chapters, it would have been perfect. A dark, and overlooked treasure
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Jack Isadore is a social cripple, barely able to function on a day to day basis. He is the nicest and most likeable character in this story. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 10. Oktober 1998 von Frank Sheridan
Readers of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" will recognize the character of Jack Isidore right off. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 23. Juni 1997 veröffentlicht
Confessions of a Crap Artist reveals specific emotional information about the author's life in much the same way that Phil Roth's novels reveal his emotional life. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 19. Juni 1997 veröffentlicht
Wow, this book is crazy! Dick tries to set himself up as a mainstream novelist, and SUCCEEDS!...but can't hide his sci-fi soul. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 6. Oktober 1996 veröffentlicht