This was ok for me. Blade Runner was based on this book but I hear it is way different. Glad I have not seen the movie yet. There are some parts off this book I really enjoyed but a lot of it dragged for me. #TBRRead #WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals
OMG I froze walking my son from the car to school!
How is the weather by you today?
Good day to stay in and read.
“I never felt like that before. Maybe it could be depression, like you get. I can understand how you suffer now when you're depressed; I always thought you liked it and I thought you could have snapped yourself out any time, if not alone then by means of the mood organ. But when you get that depressed you don't care. Apathy, because you've lost a sense of worth. It doesn't matter whether you feel better because you have no worth.”
Thank you so much for all the extra goodies @cobwebmoth ! The chocolate was opened before I had time to take a picture ☺️ I figured it was ok to have the selected book in the picture since I‘m the last to get it.
@Endowarrior21 your package came today as well and I will get that out to @MaleficentBookDragon Thursday morning. I was able to easily get the shipping labels off so I don‘t even need to repackage.
As others have noted, November 2019 is when the tagged book, better known as Bladerunner is set. Watching this rain soaked tech noir in high school, 2019 seemed so very far in the #future Above are a few of my PKD books.
"Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday's homeopape. When nobody's around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you go to bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up the next morning there's twice as much of it. It always gets more and more."
Thanks to @TobeyTheScavengerMonk for the reminder that November 2019 is when Blade Runner is set, so I've rewatched the film & am now rereading the book for the umpteenth time.
Harrison Ford played Deckard in the tradition of the world-weary detective, even doing his own homage to Bogart's Marlowe in The Big Sleep: compare the goofy persona each adopts in the book shop/ dressing room scenes. However, PKD's Deckard is a junior-level police 👇🏼
November, 2019. A bleak dystopian nightmare ruled by mega-corporations in which emotionless androids devoid of empathy struggle for power in a world of diminishing resources and environmental collapse. So, to forget all that, I thought I'd watch Blade Runner.
@TobeyTheScavengerMonk Keep on geekin' on!??
Jeter did a third in his sequel series, "Eye and Talon". He attempts to reconcile the differences between DADoES and Blade Runner, with mixed results. Definitely worth a read, though. "Future Noir" is great, I'm sure you'll love it.
I wasn't taken with the new film, but perhaps I should revisit it now that my initial disappointment has worn off and see if it sits any better.
The film Blade Runner takes place in the far distant future of “November 2019” so my plan this month is to read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner, and Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human.
I‘ll also be watching the Workprint, the Domestic Cut, the International Cut, the Director‘s Cut, the Final Cut, Dangerous Days: The Making of Blade Runner, and Blade Runner 2049.
Because when I geek, I geek hard.
Reading this the day after the climate march gave me chills. A possible future that I hope we can avoid
Okay, so this definitely has a good bit of ableism and sexism throughout, but I can't deny that I had trouble putting it down. I could fully imagine the world and its technology, and I liked that it wasn't over-explained. The plot moved along at a quick pace, and it brought up some philosophical questions that will stick with me. An exciting page-turner with just enough weird to make for some really satisfying sci-fi.
RIP Rutger Hauer,a wonderful actor who played many a bad guy,though I will remember his role in Bladerunner the most.
I'm not really a huge sci fi fan but tend to enjoy them from time to time. This one just wasn't my favorite. There were a lot of philosophical, almost trippy moments that really just had me confused. Knowing it is the inspiration for Blade Runner, I expected a little more action and a little less drawn out dialogue.
Just in case you feel the need to treat yourself.
Had to read this for book club. It is utter crap! Garbled rantings and fantasy of a 13 year old boy. I had high hopes but like most sci-fi from this time the heavy handed symbolism and lesson teaching was a total turn off. Why can‘t more sci go be like Star Trek you know discovering new thing, meeting new people, and adventure. Hitchhiker‘s Guide style that‘s what I want. I need to go wash the taste of this out of my mouth!
I enjoyed this novel. Nice, short read, but not lacking in action or detail.
“Empathy, he once had decided, must be limited to herbivores or anyhow omnivores who could depart from a meat diet. Because, ultimately, the empathic gift blurred the boundaries between hunter and victim, between the successful and the defeated.”
Having seen the movie many times I was curious to see where the story had come from. In fact the novel is even better. Goes into much more character depth and details the culture and life surrounding the characters.
This is the first Philip K. Dick I'm reading.. I know, for a sci-fi fan... 🤷🏽♀️But it is. So. Good. My husband has read most of Dick's stuff, and I can see why! I saw this movie once, maybe 15 years ago? And I've seen the new one. I'm about 2/3 done w the book, can't wait to finish it, will re-watch the movie as soon as I'm done (I know, it's a v rough iteration of the book), and then watch the new one. So good.
I sped through this sci fi story, pursuing illegal androids with the main character. I was surprised by how thought-provoking the themes were.
I‘ve been a Blade Runner fan for a long time & I‘m glad the book was as good as the movies.
Supposedly a classic. Well written, but somewhat of a weird read. Lots of man vs self. I found the main character's thoughts to be pretty weird at times.
I grabbed this for my husband as I‘m not the biggest sci-fi fan (but this cover is almost tempting me to give it a try).
Much better than either of the Blade Runner movies, this short novel has many dimensions to it. A very dark tale of a future earth where most species besides humans have become extinct and androids have been developed that are almost indistinguishable from humans.
The book is good, so is the movie; but in different ways. The worldbuilding and detail of what's outside SF (the movies are LA) is outstanding. The main character is alot more grounded in the book with insecurities. He is just an average looking 30 something in an unhappy marriage. Also the view of animals in the book is a great perspective shift. I love how different his relationship is to the female android.Great read, great audiobook.8.5/10
I wish these posters were all printed on wall paper...
I LOVED THIS. SO. SO. MUCH. Philip K Dick has been on my TBR for a long time, but this is the first book of his that I‘ve read. It took about 30-40 pages for me to get into it, but once I was, I couldn‘t put it down - I ended up having a lazy Sunday and tearing through it. I‘m not huge into SF, but I loved the style of this book. The characters and the plot were amazing too. I loved it all. What PKD title should I pick up next?