Philip K. Dick – UBIK (audiobook)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

Glen Runciter is dead. Or is everybody else? Someone died in an explosion orchestrated by Runciter’s business competitors. And, indeed, it’s the kingly Runciter whose funeral is scheduled in Des Moines. But in the meantime, his mourning employees are receiving bewildering—and sometimes scatological—messages from their boss. And the world around them is warping in ways that suggest that their own time is running out. Or already has.

Philip K. Dick’s searing metaphysical comedy of death and salvation (the latter available in a convenient aerosol spray) is a tour de force of paranoiac menace and unfettered slapstick, in which the departed give business advice, shop for their next incarnation, and run the continual risk of dying yet again.

Izdevniecība/Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no www. Izvēlējos no Top 100 Sci-Fi Books grāmatu listes.

Vērtējums/Rating: 4/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Pret Glena Ransitera un viņa kompānijas komandu tiek veikts uzbrukums no konkurentu puses. Eksplozijā mirst viņš pats, un pēc tam, kad Džo, Ella, Patrīcija, Vendija un citi viņu ar godu apglabā, sāk notikt pavisam dīvainas lietas.

Viss viņiem apkārt sāk regresēt laikā un kļūt tāds, kāds tas bijis agrāk. Kamēr paši paliek kopā, tikmēr nekas šķiet viņiem kaitēt nevar, bet daži to aptver par vēlu. Jāpiebilst, ka vienam piemīt interesantas spējas izmainīt pagātni, bet ne ceļot laikā.

Tomēr beigās tas nav tas dīvainākais, jo drīz vien Džo pamana dažādas it kā vēstis no Glena – televīzijā parādās reklāma ar viņu, uz monētām īstā ģīmetņa vietā viņa u.c. Sāk rasties jautājums, kurš tad īsti ir dzīvs un kurš mira eksplozijā?

Tā līdz galam neizpratu motivāciju šim uzbrukumam. Bet kopumā ļoti interesanta un labā ziņā dīvaina. Patika katras nodaļas sākumā frāzes/reklāmas par UBIK produktu un ne tikai, bet pamatā kā spēcīgas zāles.

UBIK ir vien trešā grāmata no šī autora, kas klausīta, bet pagaidām iespaids vislabākais.

                                                                                                                                                             

There’s an attack against Glen Runciter and his company’s team from their competitors. He himself dies in the explosion and after Joe Chip, Ella, Patricia, Wendy and others burry him with an honor weird things start to happen.

Everything around them starts to go back in time and become as they were back then. While they stay together it seems that there might not be mortal danger to them but some realize this a bit too late. I should add that one of the team has such powers that she can influence the past, but not to travel in time.

However that’s not the strangest thing because soon enough Joe notices various messages from Runciter like the commercial with him in the television and his portrait on coins. That creates a question who really died and who survived the explosion?

Didn’t understand fully the motivation behind this attack. But overall the book is quite interesting and weird in a good way. I liked the commercials about UBIK at the beginning of each chapter.

Have listened only three books by Philip K. Dick including this one, but for now the impression is the best from them all.

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