WELCOME TO THE (NOT SO) REAL WORLD
EIGHT ACCIDENT VICTIMS AWAKE TO FIND THEMSELVES TRAPPED IN A BIZARRE ALTERNATE REALITY… OR DO THEY?
Philip K. Dick
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: Paperback, 256 Pages
Date: 9th December 2010 (First Published 1957)
Philip K. Dick was not a writer generally known for his humour, therefore it is unsurprising that his stories aren’t particularly noted for their comedy value. Yet his 1957 novel, Eye In The Sky, is undoubtedly a hysterically funny book, whether or not he intended for it to be comedic in tone. A story by which he uses his trademark motif of distorted reality to take a satirical swipe at the Cold War paranoia of McCarthyism that had gripped the US during the Fifties when the book was written. The end result mocking the absurdity of persecuting people for what they may or not secretly think, based on random, innocuous criteria which effectively means that anyone can come under suspicion.