In Counter-Clock World, time has begun moving backward. People greet each other with "goodbye," blow smoke into cigarettes, and rise from the dead. When one of those rising dead is the famous and powerful prophet Anarch Peak, a number of groups start a mad scramble to find him first — but their motives are not exactly benevolent, because Anarch Peak may just be worth more dead than alive, and these groups will do whatever they must to send him back to the grave. What would you do if your long-dead relatives started coming back? Who would take care of them? And what if they preferred being dead? In Counter-Clock World, one of Dick’s most theological and philosophical novels, these troubling questions are addressed; though, as always, you may have to figure out the answers yourself.
This book sounded very good from the information given. The premise is very interesting. However, I was disappointed. This is not one of Philip K. Dick's better efforts. Of course, there are the years that have passed since this book and his death, but I still had higher hopes. Think about this--the eating process in reverse because time is flowing backwards. And be prepared for typewriters and no computers. Read it as a study in his work and that he is a great writer with bad days just like the rest of us.