Glen Runciter is dead. Or is he? Someone died in the explosion orchestrated by his business rivals, but even as his funeral is scheduled, his mourning employees are receiving bewildering messages from their boss. And the world around them is ...
warping and regressing in ways which suggest that their own time is running out. If it hasn't already.
Ubik is the nation’s number-one choice of beer.Instant Ubik has all the fresh flavor of just-brewed drip coffee.Wild new Ubik salad dressing (…) an entirely new and different taste that’s waking up the world. Wake up to Ubik and be wild!Taken
..."wild! Taken as directed, Ubik speeds relief to head and stomach. Simply rub in creamy Ubik hair conditioner. And Ubik hair spray, used as directed, is absolutely safe. Taken as directed, Ubik provides uninterrupted sleep without morning-after-grogginess. Ubik plastic wrap. – actually four layers in one. Keeps freshness in, air and moisture out. Watch this simulated test. Wake up to a hearty, lip-smacking bowlful of nutritious, nourishing Ubik toasted flakes (…) Do not exceed recommended portion at any one meal. Safe when taken as directed. Avoid prolonged use. Do not exceed recommended dosage.
“Ubik has undergone many alterations as the manufacturer has improved it. You may be familiar with the old Ubik, rather than the new. (…) We have had a great deal of difficulty obtaining Ubik of late.” (…) “What’s in it? ” Joe asked. The price chilled him. “That is the manufacturer’s secret.” Continua...Nascondi
Philip K. Dick himself admitted he didn't undestand at all 'Ubik'. He didn't expect it was going to be so much considered by his readers and definitely one of his most considered and influential opera during the years. We're in the North American
..." Confederation in 1992, psi phenomena are common, the people who dies they are kept in a state of half-life (a form of cryonic suspension), after an explosion Joe Chip started misteriously shifting backward in time. Who and/or what's 'Ubik'? A spray can-metaphor for God which gave to people the power to understand who and where they are and how to survive and keep on living their own life. Influenced by acid psychedelia and probably written under the usage of LSD, 'Ubik' it is an opera which has possibly no time and that refuges from all the kind of possible definition. The same of the world in which the plot is set.
I usually stay away from sci-fi. This book goes beyond sci-fi and takes you on a philosophical journey into what we perceive as real and in doing so it is never boring, never is a word too much and it keeps you dangling till the end. Actually, even
..." after finishing it, I’m still thinking about the big question.Continua...Nascondi
Como todo libro de Dick, Ubik es muy filosófico y lleva a la reflexión. Engancha rápidamente con su historia y su final te va a dejar un buen rato pensando. Quizás sea un poco corto, pero 100% recomendado.
Immagino di non poter essere io a dire qualcosa di nuovo su questo capolavoro. Il mio Dick preferito: per quanto possa essere una scelta banale, racchiude tutte le cose che più amo dei suoi romanzi e riesce a farsi divorare con una rapidità che a
..." volte è mancata.Continua...Nascondi