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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.
I'd never read anything by Philip Dick, but with the movie, Blade Runner, had obviously heard of him. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Julian Lev
I'm still not entirely sure what I thought of this book. I rarely ever read books this old, so it's interesting to see the difference in people's views of "the future" and... Read morePublished 5 days ago by EJ Fisch
Somewhat confusing as to the outcome. Ending was not what it could have been. Plot line was good but the story could have been developed much better.Published 5 days ago by Kurt
Very odd mix of intellectual and ignorant characters. I'm glad I didn't read it years ago before Blade Runner. I would have been extremely disappointed.Published 7 days ago by Georgia Williams
Had meant to read the book for a long time now having liked the movie so much back in the 80s. Wow, the book opens up stuff the movie just touched upon. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Michael T. Drinkard
Close to movie. Still love the movie better. It is worth reading when you are trying to get to sleep.Published 8 days ago by miss kitty
Nothing to add to the many reviews here. Read the book and draw your own conclusions. But it is easily a very good SF novel that will repay reading it many times over. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Bron
I enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down in fact. It was a little weird, and not much like the movie that was based on it, but a fun read if you like SciFi and enjoyed Blade... Read morePublished 10 days ago by KenOwsley