Friday, January 3, 2014

Book Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

This winter I watched this series on Netflix called "Prophets of Science Fiction" which had a handful of episodes dedicated to the top Science Fiction authors and how their fiction is moving closer to being true. Philip K. Dick was one of them. I'd never heard of him before, but he was fascinating. Guy was into psychedelic drugs and made a habit out of paranoia. But they said what a brilliant writer he was.

Well I love a good Sci Fi book, so I hit up Kindle to see if any of his work was free. BTW - there are a bunch of short stories out there for free. It's good to test drive a new author when his books are around $7 a copy. My library had this both physical and a digital copy to check out.

Anyway, he's a B science fiction author. It borders on trashy. But the kind of trashy that you just can't put down. Turns out this is the book basis for the cult classic Blade Runner (which I've never seen). I will say this, the man weaves a story like it's nothing. I think that's one of the problems people had with the movie, it was hard to follow the plot. Likewise in this story. But if you just go with it, it kind of makes an illogical kind of sense. You really don't know what's going on, because you aren't supposed to. The main character can't even figure it out!

It makes for a story that can change each time you read it. So, do I recommend this story? Yeah! 5-stars.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, wonderful review, Angie. This sounds utterly interesting, particularly for a story that you don't know what's really going on and makes sense in an illogical way. lol I'm going to give it a go.

    Honey, those baby pictures on your last post are too, too adorable. You are so very blessed. So good to see you again. Warmest hugs, Mina

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