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The genetically warped "chickenhead" John Isidore has visions of a tomb-world where entropy has finally won. And everyone plugs in to the spiritual agony of Mercer, whose sufferings for the sins of humanity are broadcast several times a day. Prefiguring the religious obsessions of Dick's last novels, this book asks dark questions about identity and altruism. After all, is it right to kill the killers just because Mercer says so? --Roz Kaveney, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
It's a good book; solid characters, good story, decent ending.
These days I imagine that most people, like myself, read "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" after having seen and enjoyed the movie "Blade Runner".
Like all PKD books this one speaks about the social injustice of the world and how what we think might be real could actually be a lie.
Some elements of this book I really enjoyed while others were somewhat 'meh' to me. It was hard to detach my thoughts and knowledge of the movie while reading this but was actually... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mary E.
I watched Blade Runner the other night and realized I had never read the Phillip K. Dick novel it is adapted from. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Clay Davis
I love strange stories, but this one is strange in not-necessarily good ways. To be perfectly honest, if it was a brand-new book, written by an unknown author, I never would have... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Melissa McCauley
I read this after seeing the movie Blade Runner. The book, naturally, is much better and you have a clearer understanding of what P. Dick was trying to convey with his story. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Patricia Attaway
Vintage science fiction still has interesting ideas for the modern reader. A quick, easy read which will have you turning pages because the story is exciting, but also thinking... Read morePublished 4 days ago by lebelinoz
Maybe it was me but the story seemed to end very abruptly and very unresolved.Published 4 days ago by Eugene Swank
Boring. Couldn't get past chapter 1. Expected more from a "classic"Published 5 days ago by Take Five
Philip K. Dick is one of the leading authors of Science Fiction, this is a great story!Published 10 days ago by amber