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Tag Wizard Comments: Looks like this turned into “Dick Week.” I wonder if I can find one more cover in the slush pile?

Published 1984

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.08 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “A Scanner Darkly”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    “… it’s kinda sorta a masterpiece.”
    — Robert “Faint Praise” Silverberg

  2. Tat Wood Says:

    Dude! How fried does your brain have to be to think that shirt looks good on you?

  3. Ray P Says:

    Johnny Depp plays Ningauble of the seven eyes trans-dimensionally portaled to nineteen seventies California.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    “…full of demonic intensity, on some level.”

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    Praise where praise is due, I like the author/title font!

  6. fred Says:

    The obligatory Blade Runner reference must be on the back cover.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    That’s not a mustache, that’s a cleft palate of demonic intensity!

  8. THX 1138 Says:

    Internet 1984. They warned us!

  9. Anna T. Says:

    The aliens are scanning Johnny Depp’s brain because even they do not understand his thinking.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Does the back cover have the anal probe?

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “We have located the part of Depp’s brain that made him think MORTDECAI was a good idea.”

  12. Ian D Osmond Says:

    And yet, that cover kind of DOES match the novella in tone.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Keep an eye on the skull in the box. I can depend on you to do that, right?”

  14. B.Chiclitz Says:


  15. Tor Mented Says:

    I am not at all surprised by this cover. After all, Philip K. Dick had three I’s.

  16. fred Says:

    Just like in the Wick series, Keanu threw himself wholeheartedly into the training required for the role.

  17. JuanPaul Says:

    We finally found him. The infamous Q!
    He is dreaming up his latest conspiracy fantasy.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @fred: growing the extra eyeballs, surprisingly, wasn’t the hardest part.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Johnny Depp decided to look for more evidence and carry it around himself to fight the wife-beating claims. He might have gone a bit too far.

    (Too soon?)

    @Tor: Four if you count his middle name!

  20. Francis Boyle Says:

    I got all excited about “Dick Week” before I realised it “Philip K.” not “Blade”.

  21. Tor Mented Says:

    @xnoob: Kindred, eh? I should have known it would be something out of the ordinary.

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