Philip K. Dick Reading Club – The Beginning of the Adventure

[Update – February 17, 2013 – There is now a Philip K. Dick Reading Club website for all my PKD postings]

PKD-reading-club-2-2013It started with a post on Facebook on Saturday morning (February 2, 2013):

“I have never read any work by Philip K Dick, even though he’s considered by some to be one of the greatest novelists of the Twentieth Century. This month I’m launching into a marathon reading project to try and read all 45 of his novels (not all in one month, but I’m starting now…)

My dilemma is that I’m not quite sure how to approach this body of work, which includes the story that became Blade Runner (many of his novels have been turned into major films).

Should I start with his first novel (Solar Lottery) and read them in order of publishing – the linear approach – or should I read certain books first to understand the Philip K. Dick world before I read his more obscure works?

Feedback from PKD fans would really be appreciated! Thanks…”

There were some comments that went back a forth and by the evening time we had a small book club started 🙂

We begin our reading journey on Saturday, February 9th with PKD’s first novel – Solar Lottery

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