I love the guy. I love his stories. I love the ideas he writes about in his stories, but man... they are so simplistic. They're pulp science fiction. They're Keanu Reeves when there was Harrison Ford. But he's still tasty.
I'm reading a few more pk Dicks in the stack Barbarino lent me years ago. The past two days have been: A Maze of Death. It's interesting for sure, but pales in comparison to Dan Simmons. Rereading the final of the Hyperion series, Rise of Endymion, was just amazing. I love these four books. I could read them over and over. Simmons has an amazing mind, he tells amazing stories, has great characters and they are chock full of adventure as well as that love and sex thing. I mean, this IS a science fiction story, who are his readers. Oh, I'm one. Still, all these characteristics make Dan Simmons probably my favorite author - right up there with Jonathan Carroll, who I'd practically fly to Vienna to have coffee with but I'm not into author worship. Anyway, I guess this means I'll have to go out and buy Illium as well as the new Carroll very soon.
Fellow readers, send me your book suggestions.