Goodreads Review: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Full disclosure: I am a complete Dickhead.

It’s true, as far as I am concerned, Phillip K. can do no wrong. I have been a complete and utter FANBOY since reading “Man in the High Castle,” and even his most flawed works hold me and ask for ransom.

Androids was one of his first properties that was mined for Hollywood, resulting in the canonical “Bladerunner.” Since then, producers and studios have optioned everything from his short stories to his grocery lists.

The book is very different from the film in many regards, which ultimately is a good thing. This way, if you loved the movie, you can get a completely new perspective on the material. The reverse is also true.

What you’ll find here is a complete primer to the themes that haunted Dick’s fractured mind throughout his career as a writer: What is human? What is it to be human? Are we human? What is real? Who owns our thoughts? What is god? What is the origin of the Promethean spark of life? WTF is going on????

If you don’t know Dick, this is a great place to start.

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