Confessions Of A Crap Artist

Confessions of a Crap Artist
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780547724751
Rating 4/5 from 1 reviews
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"A funny, horribly accurate portrait of a life in California in the Fifties."—Rolling Stone Jack Isidore doesn't see the world like most people. According to his brother-in-law Charlie, he’s a crap artist, obsessed with his own bizarre theories and ideas, which he fanatically records in his many notebooks. He is so grossly unequipped for real life that his sister and brother-in-law feel compelled to rescue him from it. But while Fay and Charlie Hume put on a happy face for the world, they prove to be just as sealed off from reality, in thrall to obsessions that are slightly more acceptable than Jack's but a great deal uglier. Their constant fighting and betrayals threaten their own marriage and the relationships of everyone around them. When they bring Jack into their home, he finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom of suburban angst from which he might not be able to escape. Confessions of a Crap Artist is one of Philip K. Dick's most accomplished novels, and the only non–science fiction novel published in his lifetime.

Confessions of a Crap Artist
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23

"A funny, horribly accurate portrait of a life in California in the Fifties."—Rolling Stone Jack Isidore doesn't see the world like most people. According to his brother-in-law Charlie, he’s a crap artist, obsessed with his own bizarre theories and ideas, which he fanatically records in his many notebooks.

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Confessions of a Crap Artist
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-05-14

Jack Isidore is a 'crap artist', a collector of crackpot ideas and worthless objects. His beliefs make him a man apparently unsuited for real life and so his sister, an edgy and aggressive woman, and his brother-in-law, a crass and foul-mouthed businessman, feel compelled to rescue him from it. But,

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Confessions of a Crap Artist
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-05-06

Confessions of a Crap Artist is one of Philip K. Dick's weirdest and most accomplished novels. Jack Isidore is a crap artist -- a collector of crackpot ideas (among other things, he believes that the earth is hallow and that sunlight has weight) and worthless objects, a man so grossly

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Confessions of a Crap Artist  Jack Isidore  of Seville  Calif
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012

In Dick's only non-science fiction novel published in his lifetime, a man is obsessed with crackpot ideas, like the Earth being hollow, while his sister and brother-in-law are obsessed with creating the ideal American home. But will their obsessions overtake them? And which is worse?

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Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2008-09-30

Set in San Francisco in the late 1950s, Humpty Dumpty in Oakland is a tragicomedy of misunderstandings among used car dealers and real-estate salesmen: the small-time, struggling individuals for whom Philip K.Dick always reserved his greatest sympathy. Jim Fergesson is an elderly garage owner with a heart condition, who

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The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02

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

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Puttering About in a Small Land
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2009-12-08

When Roger and Virginia Lindhal enroll their son Gregg in Mrs. Alt's Los Padres Valley School in the mountains of Southern California, their marriage is already in deep trouble. Then the Lindhals meet Chic and Liz Bonner, whose two sons also board at Mrs. Alt's school. The meeting is a

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Gather Yourselves Together
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-07-17

Gather Yourselves Together is one of Philip K. Dick’s earliest novels, written when he was just twenty-four years old. It tells the story of three Americans left behind in China by their employer, biding their time as the Communists advance. As they while away the days, both the young

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The Broken Bubble
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Release Date : 2014-06-12

San Francisco in the 1950s, a turning point in American culture: the rise of rock and roll and the teenage lifestyle. Jim Briskin is a disc jockey on radio KOIF. He's still in love with his ex-wife, Pat - even though she's about to marry someone else at the station

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The Search for Philip K  Dick
  • Author : Anne R Dick
  • Publisher : Tachyon Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01

Offering an intimate perspective on the life of an important, prolific author, this revealing biography uncovers the inner workings of a cult figure through his tumultuous relationship with his third wife. Brilliant and charismatic, Philip K. Dick was known as a loyal friend, father, and husband, as well as a

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Venus on the Half Shell
  • Author : Philip Jose Farmer
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release Date : 2013-12-10

Simon Wagstaff narrowly escapes the Deluge that destroys Earth when he happens upon an abandoned spaceship. A man without a planet, he gains immortality from an elixir drunk during an interlude with a cat-like alien queen. Now Simon must chart a 3,000-year course to the most distant corners of the

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Deus Irae
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16

An artist searches for God so he can paint his portrait in Philip K. Dick’s collaboration with Roger Zelazny. After World War III, the Servants of Wrath cult deified the mysterious Carlton Lufteufel, creator of the doomsday weapon that wiped out much of humanity. But to worship the man,

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Voices From the Street
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2007-11-13

Stuart Hadley is a young radio electronics salesman in early 1950s Oakland, California. He has what many would consider the ideal life; a nice house, a pretty wife, a decent job with prospects for advancement, but he still feels unfulfilled; something is missing from his life. Hadley is an angry

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Galactic Pot Healer
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16

A powerful and enigmatic alien recruits humans and aliens to help it restore a sunken cathedral in this touching and hilarious novel. Sometimes even gods need help. In Galactic Pot-Healer that god is an alien creature known as The Glimmung, which looks alternately like a flaming wheel, a teenage girl,

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Osama
  • Author : Lavie Tidhar
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09

Lavie Tidhar was in Dar-es-Salaam during the American embassy bombings in 1998, and stayed in the same hotel as the Al Qaeda operatives in Nairobi. Since then he and his now-wife have narrowly avoided both the 2005 King’s Cross and 2004 Sinai attacks—experiences that led first to his memorable short story “

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