- Taschenbuch: 240 Seiten
- Verlag: Gollancz; Auflage: New Ed (13. März 2003)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0575074809
- ISBN-13: 978-0575074804
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,4 x 1,9 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 25 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 46.455 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (S.F. Masterworks) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 13. März 2003
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One of the genuine visionaries that North American literature has produced. L.A.WEEKLY -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
In the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late 21st century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory world. When industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z, which is far more potent than Can-D, but threatens to plunge the world into a permanent state of drugged illusion controlled by the mysterious Eldritch. THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH is, by universal consent, one of his three key novels, and the book in which he first took his perennial interest in the fragile nature of reality to a new level of imaginative intensity.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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This is a very strange book with quirky humour, yet it touches metaphysical questions like fate, religion, and the value of good will. A very dark book. Strongly recommended.
A book that deals with Dick's perennial obsessions-- God, the nature of reality, and the experience of the Holy. The ending gets a little too tangled for this to be one of his best works.
This is one of his novels where the perception of reality takes center stage, this time centered around a drug (chew-z) that is supposed to create a world entirely for you, in an instant. PKD explores this perception, not just from an objective standpoint (is this world any less real than the reality you live in?), but what effect it has on people as well. One of the aspects of PKDs fiction that I admire greatly is his unwavering devotion to displaying the full range of human emotion and experience when faced with the unknowable (or the just plain weird- Leo's actions when faced with the loss of his company were suprising, yet believable). No other science-fiction author I can think of was as concerned with the human soul/experience as PKD, even if he does fall short at times of displaying the concept with his words. Still a recommended book.
As a SF novel, 3 Stigmata is absolutely brilliant. The ideas in this book are enough to ensure its brilliance alone; like Perky Pat and Can-D (which I felt was sheer genius on PKD's part), the hovels on Mars, the extreme temperatures on Earth (although this gets little attention as the book progresses), E-therapy, and of course Palmer Eldritch himself and Chew-Z. The time-travelling as a result of Chew-Z provides some of the best moments in the book, and the ending, where Barney and Palmer Eldritch merge into one... well, this defies words.
If anything is flawed in this book I believe it is the characterisation. In PKD's best books you feel strong empathy for the characters, good and bad (a prime example of this is Ubik.) Aside from Palmer Eldritch himself, who is a brilliant character, the chars. are not PKD's best. Barney, Leo, Roni, Emily are half the people Glen Runciter and Joe Chip are.
This is not my favourite PKD novel, but that is due to the subject material, not the execution of the novel. '3 Stigmata' is the first really religious PKD novel, and it stands as a precursor to later works such as 'Valis' and the 'Divine Invasion.'
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This uncanny novel set on a far future earth and desolate colonized Mars is one of Dick's absolute classics. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 2. Juli 2004 veröffentlicht
This book made me question reality as we know it. It has a profound impact on its readers as you are not sure what level of reality you are on as you go from chapter to chapter. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 24. Juni 2000 von Douglas Coronel
This was the first book by Dick that I have read, I am reading more! , but it just about blew me away. The whole story is just amazing. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 4. Januar 2000 von Rob Uhl
...but I honestly don't think this is one of his stronger works. In all truth, a lot of the surreal, subjective- reality business here felt almost like a parody of Dick's usual... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 1. Oktober 1999 von GeoX
When I finished this book I sat there for about five minutes just thinking about how true this book was. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 14. Juni 1999 von Jessica
It's "about" nearly everything, (but mostly the eucharist, guilt, drugs, reality, virtual reality, entropy, redemption and the very human hope that Happiness (or God) can... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 28. April 1999 veröffentlicht
A marvellous book by Philip K. Dick again. I've read some other books he's written, but this I think is the best. I'd say this is a perfect book. And I didn't highly overate!Am 2. April 1999 veröffentlicht