Defining “obscure”

Remember “A Scanner Darkly”?

It’s OK if you remember the movie, instead of the book, because Linklater’s movie adaptation was about as faithful to the Philip K. Dick novel as any movie could be.

The reason I ask, and the event I’m referencing, is when I drove up to Seattle to see the film. Longtime readers may remember this.

Not obscure enough? Well, let me get closer to the real reason I’m bringing this up. Via Boing Boing, I’ve learned that Jonathon Lethem, an author whose topics are very much like PKD’s, is going to be doing commentary on the DVD release of “A Scanner Darkly”.

Which brings me to the origin of this post: reading that Mr. Lethem is going to be offering commentary on PKD’s work actually made me gasp out loud.