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Five Famous Fairy Tales (Penguin Readers, Level 2) (2000) — Toimittaja — 44 kappaletta, 19 arvostelua

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I wanted to read this because Blade Runner: 2049 was my favorite movie of that year that it came out, and the original was okay but its ending left me wanting more.

But both movies take its ideas in super different directions, which makes the things the book talks about unique on their own and that was fun.

The title, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was nonsensical until a few chapters in where they show you how electric/fake animals are bought and owned because real animals are so rare and coveted, and are used as a sign of class. The constant theme the book uses is empathy, and it demonstrates how this is the one way to distinguish the androids from people, particularly empathy towards animals.

So the title, in my opinion, is supposed to show a comparison in that empathy. Humans, ones with a normal psyche at least, care for animals in unexpected ways because we have the ability to feel empathy. We feed them, nurse them back to health, care for them their entire lives. They're so important to us that fake electric versions are created to simulate this process of empathy. So the title goes from nonsensical to kind of displaying the main idea behind the book, which is asking, would/do androids do the same for electric animals.

I loved the book but the journey was worth more than the destination unfortunately. The ending was.. strange, and almost felt rushed. Perhaps I'll feel different on a reread which I intend to do in the future.
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MalkMan | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 27, 2023 |
Fascinating world, good twists. I just didn't fully grasp the tail end of the book, especially in regard to Mercerism.
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Zansho | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 16, 2023 |
Read the original. Fascinating. Loved it.


Interesting story, and engrossing indeed. A must-read for sci-fi fans.

Keep in mind that my rating was based on those two facts:
1- The version of the book I was reading is the one rewritten by Andy Hopkins and Joe Potter and not the original. I bought it by mistake.
2- I've already watched Blade Runner a dozen times.

However, I think people should read the unedited original by Philip K. Dick, even though I haven't, because the one I bought is far too simply written.

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womanwoanswers | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 23, 2022 |
I was hoping it would be like Bladerunner. I was sorely disappointed.
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martialalex92 | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 10, 2022 |

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