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Where does A Scanner Darkly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
In particular this was one of my abandoned reads. So like other abandoned reads I was interested to give it a second go, albeit as an audiobook. Amongst all the audio books I've listened to and I include audio books I've heard before using Audible, this is easily the best. In fact I would say for me this was better as an audio book over a traditional read.
What was one of the most memorable moments of A Scanner Darkly?
Anyone not wishing a spoiler , should look away now, but the disintegration of Bob Arctor particularly when he arrives at the clinic
Which character – as performed by Paul Giamatti – was your favourite?
Barris easily, I could almost imagine Robert Downey Jr taking over the microphone
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I would have liked to but I didn't have the time but it did encourage me to listen to the book at times I would not have listened to another book
Any additional comments?
Its a stark read, when you think about substance addiction, but this makes the read even more compelling. I also think that its an interesting counterbalance read when considering the literature of psychedelia. For me it brings into sharp distinction the irresponsibility of a book like the Doors of Perception, even though I generally like Aldous Huxley
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Sorry - couldn't resist :-/
Actually, though there is much bathos there is a good deal of dark pathos and a sincerely felt author's end note to underline that. More manic than most PKD and very entertainingly handled, with Paul Giamatti fully committed to every phrase.
An incredible recreation of Dick’s magnum opus. The narration brings it to life. Highly recommended!!
Such a haunting novel with predictably brilliant narration by Paul Giamatti. Would recommend to anyone who wants a slightly twistedperspective on the aftermath of the 60's counterculture.