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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.
This is one the BEST science fiction novels ever written, and a complete classic. Anyone who enjoys good science fiction, has a knack for animals, robots, strange psychic... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Alexandra Levitas
I read the whole thing and never learned the answer to the question in the title. That bugs me--it's like someone promising you a Mars bar, and then serving you a steak. Read morePublished 3 days ago by David Drake
Chicken head fun for me. “I love you,” .... “If I entered a room and found a sofa covered with your hide I’d score very high on the Voigt- Kampff test.”Published 4 days ago by dan
In spite of having been recommended my "classic 20th Century Sci-Fi" reading list has never included any work by Philip K. Dick. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Chris
My daughter needed this book for school. It was okay. She didn't care one way or the other for it. It was mainly just a school assignment.Published 9 days ago by MizzKat
The abrupt return to 'normality' at the end of the novel was one of the most disturbing messages about humans ability to disassociate from reality that I've ever read.Published 11 days ago by Ben Arnold