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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? - Community Reviews back

by Philip K. Dick
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Book Thoughts rated it 7 months ago
This was an interesting read. I have never seen the Blade Runner movies so I only had a vague notion of what this book was about. Basically this sci-fi story takes uses the plot to discuss what it means to be alive. I really want to see the movies now.
Kenny Loves to Read
Kenny Loves to Read rated it 1 year ago
Not sure I would ever have read this if it wasn't for the movie adaptation but I enjoyed it. I think it may have been more powerful back in the time it was written but there were enough thought provoking elements to keep it feeling relevant for me. It's pretty different from the movie so don't expec...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
The one faithful film adaptation of a PKD story I'm aware of was the Linklater version of A Scanner Darkly. All the others take a major conceptual element of the story's basic premise, but then seriously alter the narrative in ways that often make them very different thematically. I really liked the...
Lillelara rated it 2 years ago
I tried to write something resembling a coherent review, but I can´t come up with anything else besides the fact that I really enjoyed this book and the questions about humanity it poses. What makes us human? Empathy, compassion and love? And is artificial intelligence able to experience the same em...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 2 years ago
I don't know whether to be hopeful or depressed. I think I'm a good deal of both, plus amazed, and horror stricken. There is a lot of the Sisyphean in this, which I guess is on purpose, given all the Mercer stuff (which on the last pages got trippy as fuck, of the religious hallucination variety). ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 2 years ago
Wow. I really did enjoy this book a lot. The main reason I only gave this four stars was that I was and am still confused about the character of Mercer. I just don't get what Phillip K. Dick was doing with regards to him. Everything else I thought worked well though. The plot, writing, setting of a ...
Let's Talk About Books
Let's Talk About Books rated it 3 years ago
Finished this earlier today but then I had to run to work. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? follows bounty hunter, Rick Deckard, as he hunts down illegal androids who have escaped to Earth. The androids won't go down without a fight, of course, and they won't go down without raising some seri...
imyril rated it 3 years ago
This was a read that started well with some intriguing world-building, but fell flat for me in terms of characters and narrative. I like a central question of what it means to be human, and I like empathy as an answer. So it’s unfortunate that this book is devoted to deconstructing it. I’m not a hug...
LittleBookCove rated it 3 years ago
I heard recently that they were doing a remake of “Blade Runner” and it set me thinking. How could they possibly remake a classic film? I remember watching Blade runner with my dad who is by the way a massive sci-fi and fantasy fan! But I clearly remember watching this amazing film as a kid, I didn'...
YouKneeK rated it 3 years ago
This is my first time reading anything by Philip K. Dick, a classic Science Fiction author. Being an observant person, I deduced from the title that the book would probably be about androids. However, aside from that, I didn’t have any idea what to expect. I know the movie Blade Runner is based o...
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