not quite like the movie, a great read nevertheless. Therefore I wonder why the original title is not used.
Don't hesitate to listen to this book because you saw the movie. it won't spoil the book.
It is in the middle, but it is still a good catch.
Deckard. He is struggling with deep issues.
Isidore becoming "friends" with the Andies. Of course, they are less empathetic than the religious man—Mercerism and all that.
Yes, but I wrote my undergraduate thesis on the film version. I just like the story and the world. It is cool to see the original because of its differences and similarities. I like the book better, but I like Roy in the movie better.
The title is "Blade Runner," but it is not actually Blade Runner. Most aficionados know this, but it is important to note. Once your finish this amazing novel, you can rent the movie (there are more than four official cuts to try!) and see Harrison Ford living the dream!
I have become a big fan of Scott Brick's narrating, which was a big reason why I enjoyed this book. The story can get a little ambitious at times & the quality narration made all the difference in being able to follow it consistently. Overall, very good story as long as you can push through the first two chapters.
I know this is supposed to be a classic and I like the movie but the story is all over the place. the protagonist is unlikable and his motives are just confusing. underlying religious tones are scattered throughout.
Scott brick does sound like Calculon in some places which adds to the story.
It is not a novel based on "Bladerunner"; it's "Do androids dream of electric sheep". My only major complaint is that mischaraterization, otherwise really great and essential sci-fi!
I'm 30 years old, from the east coast of America, and my favorite books are realistic, but stretch the truth and the laws of physics.
This is an amazing story. It's so imaginative, so personal, so sparely written. But it's dark, and it's dark in a way that creeps up on you from deep within your subconscious mind. The feeling it left me with was like utter loneliness and like being deprived of direct sunlight for too many months in a row. These things were intentional on the author's part though, it's all a part of the character's experiences.
Still, difficult to get through at times. Also, knowing what Philip K Dick went through with schizophrenia will make it even more sad. The feelings of loneliness and alienation and instability that came through this work for me, they seemed to be at least partly a result of the reflection on mental illness that the story inspired in me. The writing seems heartbreakingly personal.
The dreary and post-apocalyptic setting of the story was ver well matched by the tone and pacing of the narrator. Philip Dick is a mastermind and the book slowly evolves in surprisingly complex and transcendental ways. A pleasure to listen to.