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Time Out of Joint is probably not one of Dicks most well known books It is however the book I chose this time Why Because he thinks hes the centre of the universe on the back cover sounded interesting It felt like a very fresh idea to me something I havent encountered before in literature or anywhere else for that matter People often do think of where they live as the centre of the world for example the name of China in Chinese means centre country But why would people think of someone else as the centre of the universe The main character of the book is Ragle Gumm a man who has a talent of seeing patterns You should know him Everybody does He isnt just the main character he is the centre of his little world a little town in western Wyoming The name or location of the town isnt important There isnt much about any connection to the outside world such as radios Yes there is public transportation but it wont take you out of town But then why would anyone want to leave such a peaceful little town Why would Ragle when hes busy thinking about Where Will the Little Green Man Be Next In my opinion one of the best ideas of the book is someone repeatedly saving peoples lives without knowing it by taking part in a competition in which one has try to solve puzzles Less stress of course if youre only afraid of getting your winning streak broken and losing a bit of money instead of a nuke bombing The story of the book takes place this year 1997 so I happened to choose good time to read the book Most of the events appear to take place in the past or more accurately 1959 when the book was written That is just an illusion along with many other things in the protective and restrictive environment in
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