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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.
Maybe it is unfortunate I saw Blade Runner (Director's Cut) before reading this book. I thought the movie was much tighter and had a much more deliberate approach to developing... Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Great story, great plot, just a little too wordy to keep me fascinated while reading.Published 1 day ago by Gary D. Scott
It was a good book. I like good books. Yay. 10 more words are needed so this sentence I wrotePublished 1 day ago by shane
I haven't read any science fiction this good since Frank Herbert. The writing is excellent at evoking a mood of existential reflection. Read morePublished 1 day ago by John Weathers
Great story,great characters,well written and not at all dated. Compulsory reading for SF fans or potential writers. Philip K Dick is the master!Published 4 days ago by delboyir
Fast read, modern themes. The future he paints is both scary and fascinating. What does it truly mean to be human? Read morePublished 4 days ago by Hilary