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Do androids dream of electric sheep?
Philip K. Dick
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"A masterpiece ahead of its time, even today," wrote Rolling Stone about Dick's award-winning novel that served as the basis for the film Blade Runner and probably influenced the Ghost in the Shell manga and anime. Police bounty hunter Rick Deckard yearns for a pet sheep-a real one, not that electric model he can afford. In this dystopian society, animals have gone nearly extinct, and any living pet becomes a status symbol. Meanwhile, he must mop up the leftover kills from a rogue android reclamation job that landed another bounty hunter in intensive care. Although telling androids apart from humans has become increasingly challenging, Rick thinks he knows how. But his pretty android partner seems more alive than his human wife, Iran.... In an unusual approach for the get-to-the-point culture of American comics, BOOM's six-volume version will incorporate the entire novel. VERDICT The frequent text boxes sometimes distract from the graphic narrative and sometimes enhance the reading experience by forcing a slower pace, while Parker's realistic, sombre art makes Deckard's world deliberately unsettling. Certainly, Dick's fundamental questions about the meaning of being "human" come across. Older teens and up.-M.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Rick Deckard
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Financially strapped; wife is depressed; hunts down and kills androids.
Bounty hunter



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