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Review | Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? | Philip K. Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick provides the basis for the 1982 film, Blade Runner. Deckard is a bounty hunter, licenced to hunt and kill rogue androids.

What I liked ✅ you'll drown in its philosophical depth; so many great ideas and concepts ✅ prepare to question your own existence and humanity ✅ good sci-fi predicts future technology, published in 1986, this book is still ahead of today

What I didn't like ✖ big ideas struggle to translate into an active, passionately-told story ✖ underdeveloped characters without sufficient backstory ✖ it needed to throw itself fully into the detective/thriller genre, rather than dally on the outskirts ✖ some moments and scenes just drag; others rush by ✖ some weird, quirky sci-fi drug tip moments which don't make much sense Rating 3.5/5 🌟 Genre: sci-fi Verdict: RECOMMENDED ✅ QOTD: Do you watch the movie first or read the book? Why?

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