Saturday, September 15, 2012
Just finished rereading Philip K Dick's Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep. Amazing how prescient the man was. A great re-read. Noted the significance of the animals a lot more this time around. I don't know why, when the title is what it is, that didn't stick out to me as much the first time I read the book. It was the androids themselves, the Nexus 6, I was taken with initially. During the reread Deckard's obsession with wanting a real animal lured me through. I saw a completely different side to his character. The great thing about rereading great books is you never know, depending on the phase and stage of life you're in, what layer of the work you'll hook into. About to reread Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451 and the Illustrated Man. Bradbury has always been a big influence, not so much what I write, but how I write - naturally. I'm sorry he's gone.