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Confessions of a Crap Artist
Confessions of a Crap Artist | Philip K. Dick
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"A funny, horribly accurate portrait of a life in California in the Fifties."Rolling Stone Jack Isidore doesn't see the world like most people. According to his brother-in-law Charlie, hes a crap artist, obsessed with his own bizarre theories and ideas, which he fanatically records in his many notebooks. He is so grossly unequipped for real life that his sister and brother-in-law feel compelled to rescue him from it. But while Fay and Charlie Hume put on a happy face for the world, they prove to be just as sealed off from reality, in thrall to obsessions that are slightly more acceptable than Jack's but a great deal uglier. Their constant fighting and betrayals threaten their own marriage and the relationships of everyone around them. When they bring Jack into their home, he finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom of suburban angst from which he might not be able to escape. Confessions of a Crap Artist is one of Philip K. Dick's most accomplished novels, and the only nonscience fiction novel published in his lifetime.
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dystopianaut
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i‘ve said it before & i‘ll say it again.... no one can start a book like PKD does. 😍💕 what are some of your favorite book (PKD or otherwise) opening lines/paragraphs?! 🖤 #myPKDjourney

greeniezona This is a great opener. This was the most recent PKD book I‘ve read, I read it over Christmas. 11mo
dystopianaut @greeniezona right?! so good! PKD knows how to get you hooked within the first few sentences. one of my all time favorite book openers is a scanner darkly‘s opening! 🦟🖤 11mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author I absolutely love A Scanner Darkly. 6mo
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dystopianaut
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just started this baby yesterday and i am loving it so far! 😍 #myPKDjourney

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KafkaKitten
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I love Philip K. Dick, so of course I had to try my hand at his only work outside of science fiction. Of course it's wonderfully written, with sharp wit and vivid descriptions. Strangely (not complaining though), this book almost feels like Bukowski and Salinger got together and came up with a rough outline for the story, and PKD came along and wrote the book. It's an atypical slice-of-life novel for sure.

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KafkaKitten
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Fending off the rainy day chills with some homemade curried cauliflower soup, chai tea, and a good book. 😍

JoeStalksBeck Looks soooo good! 3y
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KafkaKitten
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Does anyone else find it easier to focus on reading at a coffee shop sometimes? 🤔

LauraBeth 🙋 3y
rubyslippersreads 🙋🏼 too! 3y
DiruVamp Love your purse! 3y
KafkaKitten @DiruVamp Thanks! I have a whole family of Star Wars purses too 😂🤓 3y
Blueberry @NataliePatalie check out the cool purse. 3y
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