What I’m Reading: Flow My Tears, the Police Man Said by Philip K. Dick

It’s no secret, Colin ( from Tales From the Neon Beach blog ) and I are working on a duel review of Flow My Tears, the Police Man Said by Philip K. Dick and I just got a chance to dig my claws into the story, in which an acclaimed TV star wakes up in a different reality where he is a normal person. Like most other books by Philip K. Dick, it reads easy, but presents complex problems which fits my reading bill just great, at least so far. I won’t go into any more details about the book ( in which it seems like there is a lot of things to talk about ), so be on the look out for that duel review, on Tales from the Neon Beach, coming ( not very ) soon.

“Fear can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy. If you’re afraid you don’t commit yourself to life completely; fear makes you always, always hold something back. You shouldn’t be alone. It’s killing you; it’s undermining you. All the time, every day, you should be somewhere with people.”
― Philip K. Dick, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

I’m also reading 10 Years of Darkness by Kristen Chambers and Viktor H. Strangewayes, in which I started on the eBook, but that won’t last long because I gratefully received a hard copy with a nice, signed note attached, then I will feature this book next week on What I’m Reading, so you may get a good look at it, the formatting, etc.

Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.


Nov. 2020 Book Haul

October is almost over and the horror reading will be winding itself down, here shortly. It was a great month for reading and writing, but it will be a nice change of pace because now I have several cobwebs growing in my brain. I didn’t quite read everything I meant to with Corpsepaint by David Peak and Wytches Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder sadly taking a bench seat on the Halloween 2020 reading list.

Remember, kids. The horror reads you. You don’t read the horror.

But, pay no mind, because November is practically here and we will have a wide variety of things to read. These books listed here are all paperback book haul here in November. Don’t even ask me about my eBook Haul. 🤣


Interview with Philip K. Dick (1977), being the nosey, creepy one that it is, started playing this video out of the blue, as I was driving down the road yesterday. With my recent interests in his books, I listened. And, I thought it was really interesting.

If you prefer to read the text, instead of the video you can do so @ Scraps From the Loft.

Creative Methods Memories On Art Resources

On ‘A Scanner Darkly’ by Philip K. Dick


WARNING: Some elements of this post are NSFW, as also the suggestive themes and premise of this book and movie. The movie is Rated R for drug and sexual content, language and a brief violent image.

S.D. presents a quick dive into the book and film, A Scanner Darkly.

I must not have been as big of a fanatic I thought I was about the story A Scanner Darkly, because I just learned that the movie was first a book by Philip K. Dick.

NSFW Video clip of the movie A Scanner Darkly. I am not the creator of this video.

A Collection of Notable Free Audio Books

Enjoy a couple of books from most of the genres that I favor, hopefully that are somewhat foreign to you. I consider some of these highly profound, others I am newly familiar with myself. There is no particular order for significance.

Psychology / Philosophy: