The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike

The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike Philip K. Dick
  • Title: The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike
  • Author: Philip K. Dick
  • ISBN: 9780765323064
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike Philip K. Dick The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike was written by Philip K Dick in the winter and spring of in Point Reyes Station California In the sequence of Dick s work The Man Whose Teeth was wri
    The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike was written by Philip K Dick in the winter and spring of 1960, in Point Reyes Station, California In the sequence of Dick s work, The Man Whose Teeth was written immediately after Confessions of a Crap Artist the next book Dick wrote was The Man in the High Castle, the Hugo Award winning science fiction novel that ushered in thThe Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike was written by Philip K Dick in the winter and spring of 1960, in Point Reyes Station, California In the sequence of Dick s work, The Man Whose Teeth was written immediately after Confessions of a Crap Artist the next book Dick wrote was The Man in the High Castle, the Hugo Award winning science fiction novel that ushered in the next stage of Dick s career This novel, Dick said, is about Leo Runcible, a brilliant, civicminded liberal Jew living in a rural WASP town in Marin County, California Runcible, a real estate agent involved in a local battle with a neighbor, finds what look like Neanderthal bones and dreams of rising real estate prices because of the publicity.
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    About Philip K. Dick


    1. Philip K Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short story collections He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Philip K Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near poverty, ten of his stories have been adapted into popular films since his death, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, and The Adjustment Bureau In 2005, Time magazine named Ubik one of the one hundred greatest English language novels published since 1923 In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.


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    1. Philip K Dick s mainstream novels, all but one of which remained unpublished until after his death in 1982, are normally regarded as the poor cousins of his science fiction works To an extent this attitude is justified, but some of his mainstream novels are better than he is normally given credit for At the time they were written, in the 50s and the early 60s, these novels were seen as too strange and too bleak to be publishable and too poorly titled The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike re [...]

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    2. this is a book about a small town, and it makes me thank the gods i don t believe in that i don t live in one a small town, not a book.i ve read Philip K Dick s sf this book is not sf it does make me wonder why he never developed a mainstream following, if this is the caliber of his non sf workse story follows friends and neighbors in the little town on Carquinez, circa 1960 two families are center stage the Dombrosios and the Runcibles Sherry Dombrosio wants a job Leo Runcible wants to make a r [...]

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    3. Easily the WORST Philip K Dick book I ve read I have to say his non science fiction work is very disappointing His scifi books have so much brilliant social commentary and subversive characters His non scifi books should be the same but they are not they are filled with the dullest and most annoying suburbanities If anyone else had written this I would have given up after 50 pages because it was Philip K Dick I stuck with it and finished it but I really wish I hadn t bothered.This book had a man [...]

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    4. The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike, Philip K Dick, 304 pg.This book is from PKD s selection of non science fiction stories If I remember correctly, he wrote most of these stories early on in his career they weren t very popular and remained unpublished until fairly recently These books tell the stories of small towns in the mid twentieth century The people all know each other and nothing exciting really happens, but PKD is able to tell these stories with a high level of detail that allow [...]

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    5. Wow this is clearly one of PKD s most underappreciated masterpieces I went into it being worried I wouldn t like it because of the lack of any science fiction elements from which he became famous for but by the end I felt impressed The book manages to entertain on the level of his actual science fiction books but rather than rely on fancy futuristic gizmos or alternate realities it relies on giving its characters very deep emotions which is very entertaining on a psychoanalytic level.The novel t [...]

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    6. I follow all the Tor Books Facebook feeds and one Sunday, they posted a giveaway where if you were the first person to comment, you got three P.K Dick novels I was that first person and that is how I got this book.I knew P.K Dick primarily for his science fiction work, particularly Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and it s movie adaptation, Blade Runner None of the three books I got were science fiction, but I knew I liked his writing, so decided they were worth a try.The book was written in [...]

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    7. This book dates to the earlier part of Philip K Dick s career, and surprise, it is not a science fiction novel This novel reveals the intricacy of marital relationships in their sickest moments alcoholic wife, workaholic money making husband In another couple, the reader sees the husband who cannot stand to have a wife who is capable of thinking for herself, to the point of completely prohibiting her to work mind this novel is set in the late fifties She defies him by getting a job at the compan [...]

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    8. A thoroughly enjoyable early Dick book, at least for Dick s fans While at some points the scenario almost seems to be all over the place, there are lots of Dick s later ideas spurting up authenticity reality, the oppressive wife and the broken man, defeat in lifeWhile there s no real culmination and even the supposed focal point, the teeth, appears very late in the book , the story is interesting and well described On one hand, one feels pity for Dick s failure as a mainstream literature author [...]

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    9. I m a PKD fan, but there s a good reason his mainstream fiction didn t sell while he was alive The first half of this book really bored me, although I found the second half much interesting, up until the end which was a bit flat He seems to write the same, unsympathetic tedious characters across all of his non SF The characters in this book are largely indistinguishable from those of other non SF books he wrote, such as In Milton Lumky Territory or Puttering About in a Small Land.

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    10. It s a bit sad to think that Dick wanted to be recognized as a talent by mainstream literary critics His power is in his unique what if ideas and storytelling skills, not in his prose This was an okay read, but I d only recommend it to hardcore fans looking to be a completist If you re interested in sampling one of his non speculative novels, I d strongly recommend Confessions of a Crap Artist instead of this I m not saying it was awful, I m just saying it wasn t great, and I do still want to re [...]

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    11. 1 The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike.This is the first entry in my attempt to read and review all of Philip K Dick s novels and short stories Being one of my favorite authors, I hope through my words, to either introduce his work to new people, or at least strike up a conversation Because there is a short plot summary at the top of the page for this book, I will skip writing my own here, and just focus on the review One other note, because of the time period in which this novel was writt [...]

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    12. The best of the mainstream novels by Dick that I ve read so far, it actually has an interesting plot and character development Something happens to all of them and they evolve or devolve, as in some cases before our eyes Some social tropes sound incredibly dated today, just like the ones I found in Ian Fleming s Goldfinger, but in this case they are not mere misogyny, they explain the preposterous motivations behind actions.While this book deserved better, I can only be glad that it did not find [...]

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    13. This book is arguably the best of Philip K Dick s mainstream literary works In my opinion, the other that is closest in quality is Voices from the Street Both novels present stories that flow satisfyingly from their initial concept without their plots becoming forced, a significant problem in PKD s other mainstream literary works I place both The Man Whose Teeth and Voices from the Street above Confessions of a Crap Artist , the only one of PKD s mainstream literary works to be published in his [...]

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    14. My Philip K Dick ProjectEntry 18 The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike written early 1960, published posthumously Jun 1984 The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike is another solid, entertaining realist novel from Philip K Dick, nearly as good, in my opinion, as Confessions of a Crap Artist Confessions was about many things, its chief theme being that everyone is probably crazy Teeth is about causality, how little things we do snowball and affect others around us, and how impossible it is [...]

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    15. Easy read, PKD describes his characters clearly, understanding their motives, however, somewhere in this simple story it evolved into a boring read The ending left the reader, or maybe, just me to my imagination Perhaps, his intention But it left me asking whats the premise I m only familiar with PKDs films which I found fascinating from Bladerunner to Minority report etc From reading others comments, this book seems to be an early writing of his.Rented from the public library because of author, [...]

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    16. When I think Philip K.Dick , I think of some of the most memorable science fiction that I have ever read When I think Philip K.Dick , I think of the best books I have ever read This book was not amongst them I have a copy of Philip K Dick s previous novel, entitled Confessions of a Crap Artist, although I have not been able to force myself to read it yet The copy of The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike I borrowed from the local library Of this I am glad it is not a book I would have been p [...]

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    17. This is the third of PKD s mainstream novels that I ve read, and my least favorite of the three Although Leo Runcible is ostensibly the main character, the focus is very diffuse, with the P.O.V shifting between characters than would have really been necessary In that way, The Man Whose Teeth resembles a number of Dick s other novels It s not quite about the small town Northern California community as a whole, but it s also not quite focused on the characters, either The marital and social confl [...]

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    18. Energetic, pushy and prickly, realtor Leo Runcible has great ideas for property development in rural California, but he will probably never gain acceptance in 1960s Marin County, being not only an outsider but Jewish An exaggerated grievance against his neighbour Walt Dombrosio sets off the quirky chain of events which form the theme of this novel.As he continually switches his viewpoint between four of the main characters, so that Walt and his classy wife Sherry are as central to the tale as Le [...]

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    19. Not a science fiction book.The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike is a story of marital strife in rural Marin County, CA, in the sixties It follows two dysfunctional married couples involved in a petty feud as they each ruin their relationships and lives with eachother s help Each couple has a domineering partner and a submissive one Leo Runcible is a harsh blowhard who buffets his shrinking wife, Janet and Sherry Dombrosio is an aggressive woman who insists on wearing the pants that her hus [...]

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    20. A PKD novel that was not science fiction The setting small town America Like many small towns it is filled with a familiarity that breeds fierce loyalty, friendship, bonding, and rivalries as bitter as they are petty The main character is Leo Runcible, a Jewish real estate man who attempts to promote the town as an escape to the nearby bustling San Francisco PKD does an excellent job of breathing life and bringing humanity to the characters that populate the town Reaction to and the results of t [...]

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    21. This story takes place in California before that state was the population magnet it currently is, so is set in a rural town on the ocean in which there are those who consider themselves natives and those whom the natives will forever consider outsiders The initial mystery, the discovery of what might be an ancient relic, morphs into a larger mystery that affects everyone in this little village The story is told through careful, detailed descriptions of the mental and emotional states of each cha [...]

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    22. The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike is a realist novel Originally completed in 1960, this book was initially rejected by potential publishers, and posthumously published by a small press in 1984, two years after PKD s death The setting is in the late 1950 s and the attitudes and prejudices are evident throughout the story in the characters.There is a lot of inner struggle going on within the internal dialogue of the characters So, the reader gets different perspectives of each of the char [...]

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    23. Fascinatingly flawed This novel flashes all of Dick s characteristic strengths and weaknesses side by side Psychological insights are presented all too often in the form of soap opera style melodrama what begins as crisp dialogue often devolves into unfocused ramblings characters unreservedly vent their spleen at each other, with a suggestion that society at large and cultural norms are to blame for their actions and the resulting unhappiness that they feel These characters castigate The World f [...]

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    24. One of PKD s non scifi works, not quite as good Confessions of a Crap Artist, but quite a bit better than In Milton Lumky Territory and Humpty Dumpty in Oakland.The story is about a small Californian town where a local realtor finds a fake pre human skull and attempts to promote the find, only to discover it was a cruel prank from a vengeful neighbor.It doesn t move quickly, but it s an interesting story about small towns in the 60 s.

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    25. This was written in 1960 by an author better known for his dystopic sci fi which often became movies like Minority Report, Total Recall and Blade Runner A friend of mine is a huge fan of Dick s suburban novels, comparing them favorable to James Frey I admire The Man s minimalism but oddly King s 11 22 63 seemed somehow better at capturing the period s zeitgeist This is probably because once writers have a few years or miles from their subjects, they are better at depicting it with some artistic [...]

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    26. One of Dick s early, realistic novels and, typically, it s unlike any other realistic novel you ve read It s about neighbourly disputes in a respectable neighbourhood, but also about people s willingness to believe improbable things if they fit a particular worldview As always, Dick tells a story well One of his great virtues was that, alongside his penchant for remarkable ideas, he also knew how to keep the reader happy by drawing convincing characters and putting them in interesting situations [...]

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    27. This unusual book is based on the premise of quantum mechanics known as Brownian motion, i.e that every molecule affects every other molecule on a quantum level, so what looks like random actions aren t really quantumly The same trick was done by Robert Anton Wilson in one of the Schrodinger s Cat books, but Wilson doesn t have Dick s innate sense of character Dick s characters are frustratingly human, even here in this mainstream book than in his science fiction If you wonder what Dick s lost [...]

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    28. I enjoyed the trip back to the late 1950 s early 1960 s there s a literary vacuum in that time period, a time when everyone was expected to drink and smoke, few folks had TVs or microwave ovens, air conditioning consisted of opening a window and rock and roll wasn t even on the horizon Books like this document a forgotten time in our recent past and deserve a place of distinction in the historical lexicon.

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    29. I do not think i have ever read something like it before Pure genius matters seldom used in fiction and a story crafted in a unique and imaginative way Characters so real it feels like they now have a life of their own People and places so real i can see myself remember them, think about them in a year or so like people i met in real life, and in a way, through Philip.K.Dicks masterful craftsmanship, i now have.

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    30. This novel was rejected by publishers when the author was alive To the best of my knowledge, he never attempted to change it to get it accepted This, along with other books by authors who didn t intend them for publication while alive should never have been released Those in control of the legal rights are making quick and easy bucks and in the process making an author who in this case was fantastic seem a little less so My suggestion is if you must read it, pick up a copy in a library

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