What do you do when you grow up in a world you hate? Sometimes, you do a 360-degree pivot turn on your heel and run right back into its arms. I thought absolutely none of this at the time, I’m pretty sure, but looking back, PKD’s was a science fiction that made my life seem OK. Granted, the crazy of PKD’s work and my dad’s crazy weren’t the same. My dad’s crazy was sad, boring, degraded, and degrading, and as I’ve hopefully established, the crazy in PKD’s work is incredibly the greatest, as well as heartbreaking and dignified in the most unexpected of ways. But all throughout PKD’s stories and novels I found loserness and crazy and I found trying one’s best and having it all be futile, swept into the trash with the leavings of a discarded world. I found both the things I did not want to think about and the opposite of those things, aka space shit. I think it helped.
Bummed Out And Ugly by Alice Sola Kim
can’t imagine why this is on BuzzFeed but I loved it
This is my favorite of his books and knew it would be an amazing miniseries, but Michel Gondry is making it into a movie, which could be pretty good.