Flow My Tears the Policeman Said Jason Taverner is a Six the result of top secret government experiments years before which produced a handful of unnaturally bright beautiful people He s also the prime time idol of millions until

  • Title: Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
  • Author: Philip K. Dick
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  • Page: 401
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  • Jason Taverner is a Six, the result of top secret government experiments 40 years before which produced a handful of unnaturally bright beautiful people He s also the prime time idol of millions until, inexplicably, all record of him is wiped from the data banks of Earth Suddenly he s a nobody in a police state where nobody is allowed to be a nobody Will he ever bJason Taverner is a Six, the result of top secret government experiments 40 years before which produced a handful of unnaturally bright beautiful people He s also the prime time idol of millions until, inexplicably, all record of him is wiped from the data banks of Earth Suddenly he s a nobody in a police state where nobody is allowed to be a nobody Will he ever be rich famous again Was he, in fact, ever rich famous

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    1. Philip K. Dick

      Philip K Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short story collections He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Philip K Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near poverty, ten of his stories have been adapted into popular films since his death, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, and The Adjustment Bureau In 2005, Time magazine named Ubik one of the one hundred greatest English language novels published since 1923 In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.

    427 thoughts on “Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said”

    1. Flow My Tears, the Reality denied comes back to haunt Philip K Dick, Flow My Tears, the Policeman SaidFlow My Tears, the Policeman Said Written in 1974 and set in the near future at that time of 1988, Philip K Dick s haunting dystopian novel addresses a range of existential, social and political themes identity and loss of identity, celebrity and ordinariness, subjective perceptions and objective realities, state sponsored mind control and drug induced mind bending, genetic engineering and emoti [...]


    2. Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said is one of Philip K Dick s best Yet unlike many main characters from PKD s books, protagonist Jason Taverner is not a misunderstood, delusional recluse, but rather a world famous, genetically superior celebrity Supporting protagonist Felix Buckman is a police general with only a handful of individuals powerful PKD uses these worldly heroes to illustrate the transience and frailty of what people understand as important Taverner spends a couple of days where no on [...]


    3. Love isn t just wanting another person the way you want to own an object you see in a store That s just desire You want to have it around, take it home and set it up somewhere in the apartment like a lamp Love is she paused, reflecting like a father saving his children from a burning house, getting them out and dying himself When you love you cease to live for yourself you live for another person What This in a Philip K Dick novel This is an unusual PKD book, though you could argue that all PKD [...]


    4. You can criticise Dick all you like for being wrong about flying cars, or thinking the LP record was for ever note it isn t , but he is writing science fiction and, as Ray Bradbury points out far eloquently than will I, that is about ideas It isn t about sentence construction, plot or character development If you wanted to, it is easy enough to criticise this book on all these counts, but so what Why would you bother What matters is.eteaalittlechat.wordpres


    5. Probably 3.5 stars, but I tend towards grade inflation with authors I admire, so just to be safe I m rounding down on this one until I decide I want to round up in 3 years I liked the first 4 5, but the last quintile bugged a little It started brilliantly, but ended with a J Leno long explanation of the joke just told It was like towards the end PKD discounted his readers would get it, so he left simple instructions remove plastic before eating and tied the whole thing off neat with complementar [...]


    6. That F image perfectly captures the range of distinct reactions that Philip K Dick s Flow my Tears, the Policeman Said got out of me in the expanse of reading it in the last four days There was bafflement then disbelief then mild disgust and, finally, karmic relief Don t get me wrong, it s not a badly written book Of course fucking not, it s PHILIP K DICK His outstanding Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep will forever destroy me in this world and in another parallel existence because asdfghjklm [...]



    7. Phillip K Dick is a philosopher in a pulp writer s body His books reads like pulp fiction in style but are loaded with philosophical inquires regarding reality and perception Sometimes so much so that the text can t keep up with it Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said is one example The plot centers around a celebrity who finds himself no longer remembered To be precise, he no longer exists All his identity is wiped out and no one knows him not even his friends This is actually one of his straigh [...]


    8. This is a somewhat typical Philip K Dick novel, albeit not quite as good as I expected.PDK is mostly famous for the movies that have been made from his novels His books are a bit obscure, even among many Science Fiction fans, and for a good reason he s not a very good storyteller.Now, scifi fans are frequently a tolerant bunch Among them are fans that will tolerate abysmal writing because the author nails the science typically physics Others couldn t care less about hard science, but want to see [...]


    9. La realidad negada regresa para atormentar Para caer, sin previo aviso sobre la persona, y enloquecerla Jason Taverner es una s per estrella que un d a despierta y nadie lo recuerdaa partir de ah nos encontramos en la carrera de Jason para averiguar el porqu , el problema recae en que, en un mundo altamente controlado por la policia, sin identidad ni papeles, Jason terminar enroll ndose con personas peligrosas y situaciones ilegales, en una carrera contra reloj para evitar su muerte o inclusi n [...]


    10. So I ask, in my writing, What is real Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms I do not distrust their motives I distrust their power Philip K Dick, How to Build a Universe That Doesn t Fall Apart Two Days Later It s going to take a while to process this one PKD s novels often strike an existential chord and FMTTPS is no exception Amoral TV personality Jason Taverner is attacked by a tentac [...]


    11. This is my fifth PKD book this year, and while I thought it was beautifully written in parts, and its depiction of a police state appropriately chilling, it lacked many of the reality bending twists and macabre humor of some of his best books, like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and UBIK.The main characters Jason Taverner and Felix Buckman were sufficiently troubled and complex to keep my interest, but the events of the middle portion of the book dragged a bit, although the ending does prov [...]


    12. All who have tasted the bitter juice of madness know that reality is ultimately a fragile creature It is a pale insect, a lightning gnat in a vitreous lantern, that each of us brandishes at the dark unknown Our tepid light pushes back this tenebrous sea only just enough to reveal a shadowy landscape, a hazy glimpse of truth The worst of us see this and declare all is known The best of us admit doubt Either way, what we think we know is little than an Escherian architecture of heuristic and bias [...]


    13. This is my first dip into the work of Philip K Dick After reading a chat board on where to start reading PKD, I kept hearing Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said mentioned over and over again So, without pause, I went to the library the next day and retrieved a copy.I sat and read this book in one sitting It is not often that I read books at once In fact, the last time I remember reading a book so quickly was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire I am certainly not a fast reader I take my time and sa [...]


    14. Maybe I was in the wrong mood for it, but something was off with one I usually love the classic science fiction Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov, Vonnegut, etc and Flow My Tears had some moments of greatness, especially in the interraction between the man with no identity and the various women he encounters The change of POV to the police general was also effective, and the paranoid surveillance state described almost 40 years ago still has the power to evoke disturbing thoughts of are we there yet Desp [...]


    15. This is a mysterious book that raises many questions than it answers Among the questions this book has inspired me to ask How on earth could I have spent a year and a half in love with a woman who told me this was her favorite novel Is there a time space altering drug that can transport me to a universe where I never wasted my time on this book Am I honestly supposed to believe that a world in which not everyone cares about the existence of a pompous white dude is some kind of dystopia What s w [...]


    16. Despondent over the failure of his fourth marriage and at the same time stimulated to fresh creativity after his first mescaline trip, cult author Philip K Dick worked on what would be his 29th published sci fi novel, Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said, from March to August 1970 Ultimately released in 1974, an important year in Phil s life the year of his legendary pink light incident , the book went on to win the prestigious John W Campbell Memorial Award, was nominated for both the Hugo and Neb [...]



    17. It has been two months since I last finished a novel Two months chasing images, reading about Godard and Kurosawa This marks my entry into PKD I see Alphaville and Dodes ka den as being supplemental texts Ostensibly Flow My Tearsis about celebrity and drugs Neither is explored in a vacuum but rather as symbols of liberty in a repressive system David mentioned that Dhalgren despite its flaws had not left his memory months after reading it Delany s rumination certainly bubbles in this excursion fr [...]


    18. Jason Taverner is on top of the world He has it all a house in the Swiss Alps, a beautiful girlfriend, an illustrious singing career, and a hit late night talk show In a sense, he is Justin Timberlake yes, Timberlake doesn t have a talk show yet Until one morning he awakens to find that no one knows who he is any, all of his IDs are gone and, in the matter of a few hours, he has become an unperson Which, in the militarized post Real ID future this book is set in, makes him a very obvious and tem [...]


    19. It s a terrible confession to make, but this is my first read of a Philip K Dick novel I don t really know why it s taken me so long to pick up one of his books, but it s probably something to do with the zany titles or those wide eyed zealots determined to tell you how he was the greatest and most visionary writer who ever lived And I ll be honest there was part of me which expected to be disappointed and uninvolved in what I found, but instead I greatly enjoyed Flow My Tears, the Policeman Sai [...]


    20. In a time and place where the pols US Police and nats national guard carry out random ID checks to catch escaped students and send them to forced labour camps, what would happen if you woke up one day with no identity Jason Taverner, host of a hit TV show with thirty thousand weekly viewers, find s himself in exactly this position Not only have his ID cards disappeared, but his whole identity One day a worldwide celebrity, the next a nobody, someone who no one has ever heard of before.What makes [...]


    21. Siamo ombre sognate da altre ombre Quel pazzo di Dick non si smentisce Questa volta ad essere messa in discussione l autocoscienza l individuo viene definito non come entit autonoma, ma come parte degli elementi percepiti dagli altri individui Non siamo quindi padroni della nostra identit , poich essa determinata dalla maniera in cui siamo percepiti dal prossimo Chi che ha assunto la droga Chi il sogno di chi Esiste una realt pi VERA delle altre


    22. In a highly reductionist view, this novel is Borne Identity on drugs and in reverse, with Dick s own domestic Jason view spoiler Jason Taverner is a six , a genetically superior elite human, both in looks and skills He is wealthy, extremely successful as a TV musical personality and well popular among ladies Though written a bit insolent with narcissist tendencies, Taverner is a reasonably decent man, maybe as much as Bester s Foyle After being attacked by a parasitic life form, Jason finds hims [...]


    23. Closer to a 3.5 rating.While I enjoyed this novel and thought it was really well written and at times beautiful and moving, the story didn t quite blow me away Something was missing for me, I didn t feel that little spark of brilliance that I so often find in PKD s novel Still a very good book


    24. This is one of Philip K Dick s most literary novels, which is to say that it reads as if he took some time to edit and think about the plotline, rather than just getting cranked up on speed and hurling out the words as fast as they would come Decades of that style of writing had already taken their toll on the paranoid genius, however, and anyone hoping for the lyric poetry of a Samuel R Delany will be disappointed One does not read Dick for the subtle crafting of the English language, however, [...]


    25. Mediocre I tried so hard to like it, but the way the story took shape did not help one bit I chose to read this while searching for long, quirky, strange titles Having read and liked Second Variety by Philip K Dick, I was eager to read this one PKD is considered to be a sci fi genre defining author, for having thought of unimaginable things during his time, opening up a new worlds of imagination for future authors and readers.The premise is very very interesting and the book started off very wel [...]


    26. My third novel by Dick and I must be on a roll because they ve all been really great.Jason Taverner is a TV celebrity and vocalist and he s extremely famous He s attacked one night which is never actually explained and ends up in the hospital The next morning he wakes up and he s in a rundown motel with no ID of any kind If he gets caught at a checkpoint then it s off to a labor camp for him Luckily he s rich and carrying ridiculous amounts of cash He asks someone to help him get fake IDs but th [...]


    27. Pod s leer esta y otras rese as tambi n en mi blog ceresplaneta 2Jason Taverner es un seis un humano modificado gen ticamente, lo cual le mejora muchas de sus caracter sticas Pero no solo eso, sino que tambi n es un dolo televisivo que cuenta con aproximadamente treinta millones de fans alrededor del mundo Su vida transcurre normalmente hasta que un d a despierta en una habitaci n de un hotel barato, y se da cuenta de que ha perdido sus documentos de identidad Con esto, est destinado a terminar [...]


    28. I m beginning to think that Philip K Dick is to be blamed for Hollywood s typical inability to make good science fiction movies It s clear that PKD had no idea where he was going with this story when he started it, nor did he care where he had been while going forward with it Most of what happens in the story is irrelevant to it A cavalcade of broken dysfunctional geniuses come and then disappear, serving as little than eye candy and vehicles for monologues on PKD s thoughts about the meaning a [...]


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