August Book Meeting

  • August 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Barnes and Noble (Augusta Mall)

August: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

From Wikipedia: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations have been damaged greatly by nuclear war during World War Terminus. Most types of animals are endangered or extinct due to extreme radiation poisoning from the war. To own an animal is a sign of status, but what is emphasized more is the empathic emotions humans experience towards an animal.

The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is faced with "retiring" six escaped Nexus-6 brain model androids, the latest and most advanced model, while a secondary plot follows John Isidore, a man of sub-normal intelligence who aids the fugitive androids. In connection with Deckard's mission, the novel explores the issue of what it is to be human. Unlike humans, the androids possess no empathic sense. In essence, Deckard probes the existence of defining qualities that separate humans from androids."

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  • Nathan

    Not liking a book is just as interesting and potentially thought-provoking to me as liking it.

    August 28, 2013

  • LeeAnn R.

    The book was ugh but the discussion was certainly interesting!

    August 28, 2013

    • Renee

      I am glad that even though you really didn't like the book that you still came!! I like it when, as a group, we have different opinions about whether a book was good or not.

      1 · August 28, 2013

  • Mimi

    I haven't attended any meeting but I did just read this book coincidently. It was interesting.

    August 26, 2013

  • sandra e.

    My spot is open for Aug book club. Hope to
    See y'all Sept

    August 24, 2013

  • LeeAnn R.

    Yeah, didn't like "Bladerunner." And contrary to everything I've ever believed, the book was not better than the movie.

    August 24, 2013

  • Bette G.

    I have to cancel. Sorry for the late notice but will look forward to seeing everyone in September.

    August 24, 2013

  • LeeAnn R.

    I'm kinda glad I'm on the waiting list for this book. It's painful.

    August 23, 2013

  • Brandi V.

    Didn't find the book in time. Will be there next time.

    August 21, 2013

  • Judy M.

    Picking up "Androids" tomorrow, Monday at the latest. Just finished an extraordinary, powerful, new book that I cannot recommend highly enough: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. It is funny and heart-breaking and authentic and beautifully written.

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to have the title of the book you're reading for the next meet up.

    July 18, 2013

    • Renee

      Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick

      July 19, 2013

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