Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (book review)

Flow My Tears, the Policeman SaidFlow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Book Type: Audible Book
Length: 7h 49m

I cannot tell if what I dislike is that it didn’t age well, or if it just was a bad book.

A lot of people quote Philip K Dick as a great author, I have never really liked him. I liked the base ideas of a lot of his books, but they are at the very least incredibly boring, with little pace. The characters are rather uninteresting and just didn’t spark my imagination.

A lot of people call him Shakespeare for his genre, and they very well are correct, Shakespeare was a horrible writer himself so it would fit for me.

I realize people might say “but for his time” the story was effective and it had more meaning then, I don’t agree with that either. I like a lot of authors from the 1920s through the 1980s that do similar things a lot better. I have not read all of his books (yes I read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and it is about as boring as the movie) so maybe there are stuff out there, but I haven’t found it yet. I am starting Man in the High Castle as I like the series, maybe the book will be just as good and my opinion will change for Philip K Dick then, but for now it isn’t a high opinion.

That being said, I suspect if you did like “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” you will like this book and if that is the case I recommend it for you. If you are at all like me though, I would recommend letting this book sit and collect dust while you go find a more interesting possibility.

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