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When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
Eric Jay Dolin

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick, Robert Zelazny I've been wanting to read this book for some time. But, I always seemed to put it off because I assumed it was going to be just like the movie, "Blade Runner."

Don't get me wrong, I loved Blade Runner, but when there are so many books and so little time, I always let this book pass because I thought I already knew it.


Blade runner is a "Loose" adaptation of this book. So don't be like me and skip this book assuming it's just like the movie.

All things considered, I really enjoyed it. I give 3 stars. It's a quick read with big-ish font at 200+ pages. Throughout the book, I was struggling with my own 'Blade Runner' prejudices. I have the characters images burned into my memory and when I read the actual appearances it does cause a conflict.

Also, don't expect an answer to the hanging question, "Is Deckard a Replicant?" This question is unique to the movie's story, but not relevant at all in the book. Of course, I think the answer is obvious in the movie.

To sum, I give 3 stars - probably more if I didn't have the movie running through my head while reading the book.