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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.


Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

Reading progress update: I've read 5%.

The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick  2: Second Variety - Philip K. Dick, Norman Spinrad

I know, I keep switching back and forth between short story collections, but that's the cool thing about them. Since they're stories, it's easier to jump around after you finish one.


I've never read a novel by Philip K. Dick, but I love his stories. I picked up his huge collection a few years ago and immediately became a fan. I was able to buy the Kindle version of this book before it got pulled for whatever reason. So far, it's awesome.


His stories remind me of the works of Ray Bradbury, with perhaps a bit of a darker edge to them at times. There are twists and turns aplenty. Some stories I've already read, but a lot I haven't. The title story, which appears at the very end of this book, is beyond excellent.