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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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2014 Reads > DADOES: Thoughts from a person who hasn't read the book before or seen Blade Runner

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Jason (freerangers) | 22 comments This is my first read thorough of DADOES and I haven't seen Blade Runner (I plan to watch it when I am done the book). I'm about 35% done the book and enjoying it so far.

Right now I find Rick's chapters the most interesting. I'm not sure where John Isidore's chapters are going, but I assume that it all revolves around Mercerism, which I gather is all about empathy which the Androids lack.

Maybe John is an Android and his chapters show us that Androids can have empathy? (don't answer that I'm just speculating my theories).


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Thane | 476 comments Saint Isidore, patron saint of computers and Internet, was an learned man and creator of schools. I wonder if Dick named his character after this saint, or if it's a coincidence, given John I's status as a "chickenhead." A gibe?


terpkristin | 4144 comments I also have never read the book nor seen the movie. Our Supreme Sword is in the same boat, as well.

I also find Rick's chapters more interesting (so far) but suspect that some of that is intentional...


Carolina I just started today, and like all of you had never read the book nor watch the movie. I am only 2 chapters in, but I am really liking it so far. Is everyone intending to watch the movie after they finish the book? We could have a discussion about the movie later on :)


Jason (freerangers) | 22 comments A discussion on the movie would be fun, especially since, apparently, the movie is very different from the book.


Paolo (ppiazzesi) | 51 comments The movie is also apparently very different from the movie.


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Jeanetta Lee | 6 comments Carolina wrote: "I just started today, and like all of you had never read the book nor watch the movie. I am only 2 chapters in, but I am really liking it so far. Is everyone intending to watch the movie after they..."


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Jeanetta Lee | 6 comments I'll watch the movie after the book discussion. I don't want the movie to influence me about the book.


Jason (freerangers) | 22 comments I just finished the book today

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I liked the book, I was a bit confused by it though.

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Now time to watch the movie. I found the Final Cut version blu ray for cheap, so I guess I'll watch that version


Carolina Jeanetta wrote: "I'll watch the movie after the book discussion. I don't want the movie to influence me about the book."

Good idea


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Lena Fickle (unicronq) | 16 comments I'd seen the movie before when I was a teenager, I'd say around 20 years ago, but I barely remember it. This is my first time reading the book. I've been meaning to read the book for a few years now. I'm only 5 chapters in so far, but really enjoying it. I'm about to sit down for a reading session. I ordered the 30th Anniversary edition Blu Ray of the movie to watch when I finish reading the book.


terpkristin | 4144 comments I'll look forward to what y'all say about the movie. I have zero attention span for that kind of thing. :) ;)


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John (Taloni) Taloni (johntaloni) | 3960 comments terpkristin wrote: "I'll look forward to what y'all say about the movie. I have zero attention span for that kind of thing. :) ;)"

Well, it is a classic. Worth the two hours it would take to watch.


Jason (freerangers) | 22 comments I watched Blade Runner (Final Cut Edition). Spoilers for both movie and book below.

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Michal (michaltheassistantpigkeeper) | 294 comments I remember that the film only faithfully adapted one scene from the book (the Voight-Kampff test bit) and the rest is pretty much unrecognizable.

I like Blade Runner. But I enjoy Do Androids Dream more.


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