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Can-D or Chew-Z?
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2021
Frequently cited as Philip K. Dick‘s greatest novel.
I’m not sure I agree with that but it is as completely insane as anything to be found by PKD.
It features two different, complete worlds of hallucinogenic drug use, one of which incorporates what seems to be PKD’s take on Barbie, purchased as props to enhance the drug experience.
Some characters have genetic enhancements.
Galactic Pot-Healer is not the only PKD novel featuring ceramics: they’re integral to the plot here, too. (He must have had an affinity for pottery.)
There are pre-cogs.
Eldritch has machine eyes, an android hand and steel teeth, hence the title’s stigmata.
The onslaught of ideas never stops.
After completing the book, it is possible that you will be uncertain about the conclusion.
If it is not his greatest novel, it may be his most ambiguous.