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Confessions of a Crap Artist
By Philip K. Dick

Originally published in 1975
Trade paperback published by Vintage
Currently available


Basis for the French film "Confessions d'un Barjo"

  Plot Summary:
Confessions of a Crap Artist is one of Philip K. Dick's weirdest and most accomplished novels. Jack Isidore is a crap artist -- a collector of crackpot ideas (among other things, he believes that the earth is hallow and that sunlight has weight) and worthless objects, a man so grossly unequipped for real life that his sister and brother-in-law feel compelled to rescue him from it. But seen through Jack's murderously innocent gaze, Charlie and Juddy Hume prove to be just as sealed off from reality, in thrall to obsessions that are slightly more acceptable than Jack's, but a great deal uglier.

  Reviews
"As proof that Philip K. Dick is the Ernest Hemingway of Science Fiction, I offer his non-science fiction novel: Confessions of a Crap Artist. An examination of disfunction and insanity more than anything else, Confessions of a Crap Artist casts the blinding light of skepticism on the Mythology of the Leave it To Beaver Era." Read more...
    J. F. Quackenbush, Yank The Chain Book Club, 2002


"More than his sci-fi novels which depend more heavily on circumstance, Confessions Of A Crap Artist is stronger on character development. The novel skillfully draws the reader into the characters and makes us feel their emotions." Read more...
    Jason Koornick, philipKdickFans.com, 2000



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