Writer: Philip K. Dick
Genre: Science Fiction
The premise: androids are illegal on Earth, and those that've escaped Mars to hideout on Earth get a rather rude awakening in the form of bounty hunters like Rick Deckard. After the fall of a colleague, he's after six very sentient and very dangerous androids, and what makes them so dangerous is that it's getting harder and harder to tell them apart from humans.
Give It Away: don't get me wrong. It's a good read and worth reading, especially if you fancy yourself an SF expert, but it's not the kind of book that I personally feel the need to hold on to and read again. I'll probably hold on to it for history's sake, in that it's clearly an SF classic, and I may want to return to the text again, but if you're reading for pure entertainment, it's not a necessary book to keep. I'm glad I read it, and I plan on reading more of Dick's material. But I'll take my time with it, because there's something about this book and his writing style that is dated, in a way that I didn't notice when I read Alfred Bester. Hard to say why, but that's the way it is. :)
The full review, with spoilers, may be found in my LJ if anyone's interested. As always, comments and discussion are most welcome. :)
REVIEW: Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?
Happy Reading! :)