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Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly is the antithesis of a book that, let’s say, takes a direct approach with metaphor, to the extent that every character can’t be trusted because they’re a vessel for deeper meaning. Scanner manages to balance this deeper meaning with actual drama, making for a satisfying story. A modern example is the television show The Wire, which also tackles the drug war, providing solutions while addressing problems. These are the titles that exemplify story-as-platform.
This podcast contains spoilers for: A Scanner Darkly, The Wire