2011 Book #13: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

508-1.jpegI liked Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? much more than I thought I would, though I don’t have too much to say about it. It’s about the difference (or lack of) between real humans and animals and electronic, man-made androids and animals. It’s a really interesting read: I couldn’t put it down. This morning, I had at least half of it left to read. I went to Starbucks (as usual) planning to do some GRE work along with the reading, but I simply couldn’t stop. I read through the rest of the novel in two or three hours. This is one of those books that I’ll remember more like a movie than a book, though I’ll probably barely remember that I read it at all in a couple years.

This novel isn’t my first Philip K. Dick experience. I tried reading The Man in the High Castle a few years ago, but I got bored not far into it, and I quit. He’s the kind of novelist I should like more than I do. It took me quite a while to get into Electric Sheep, and I’m wondering if I would have liked The Man in the High Castle if I’d been a bit more patient. But patience isn’t my strong suit.

A side note: I think I’m becoming more fond of reading books on my Kindle than reading the real thing. More on that later.


  1. And now we can watch Blade Runner.

  2. Yes. Yes, we can.

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