The Penultimate Truth - Philip K. Dick Reviews
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by - written on 13/01/11 (Very useful, 71 readings)
The Penultimate Truth. ================== By Philip K Dick. Let me start by saying that I'm not a great fan of PK's work but read this book because it sounded like a great story but wow what a disappointment. The story follows Nicholas St. James who lives under ground in the "Ant Tanks", basically cities around the world where people went as WW3 happened and where they are kept by lies and deceit by the well to do up above, or so it originally seems as you struggle through this hap hazard book. Nicholas and his comrades make 'Leadies', robots which they think are being used to fight the above war but in fact are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/01/10 (Very useful, 28 readings)
Safe underground in a large 'ant-tank' lives Nicholas St. James with his family, friends and workmates, safe in the knowledge that they are safe from the ongoing war above ground between the robot warriors of the East and West. They are kept in the loop by the President of the United States, Talbot Yancy, through a large video screen, whose speeches of hope and deliverance keep them going in the cramped conditions. It has been fifteen years since the war started, but actually thirteen since it ended. The ongoing war is a lie - East and West laid down their arms years ago, the landscape above riddled with hotspots of radiation from nuclear ... Read the complete review
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