By Philip K. Dick
Bob Arctor is a broker of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and at last bust him. to take action, Fred takes at the identification of a drug broker named Bob Arctor. and because Substance D--which Arctor takes in immense doses--gradually splits the user's mind into distinctive, combative entities, Fred doesn't detect he's narcing on himself.
Caustically humorous, eerily actual in its depiction of junkies, rip-off artists, and the jogging brain-dead, Philip okay. Dick's industrial-grade rigidity try out of id is as unnerving because it is spell binding.
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A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick