Questions tagged [a-scanner-darkly]

For questions about the novel A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick, published in 1977. Also for questions about the film adaptation of the same name, directed by Richard Linklater and released in 2006.

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How did "A Scanner Darkly" actually end?

I just finished reading "A Scanner Darkly" by Philip K. Dick and for some reason I am a little confused to the actual ending. Warning Spoilers Below! There are two possibilities, as I see it. One is:...
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What does the German translate to in Philip K. Dick's "A Scanner Darkly"? [duplicate]

When the main character Bob Arctor starts doubting himself after he writes a bad check to a locksmith. Arctor thought that his roommate wrote the check as a scam, but Arctor realized the handrwriting ...
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In the novel A Scanner Darkly what did the verses in German mean?

In the novel A Scanner Darkly, there were a number of passages containing German text. What did they say in English? Why weren't they in English like the rest of the book? I interpreted it to show ...
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Are there other undercover police at New Path and does Bob know about them?

I asked a similar question but thought it best to delete and rewrite from scratch. There is already a question asking How did “A Scanner Darkly” actually end? but I more curious in how Bob intends to ...