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The Man in the High Castle

“The Man in the High Castle” by Philip K. Dick
(First publication: 1962 / This edition: Penguin Modern Classics 2001
Taken during a coffee break at Siwilai Cafe…
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Dark And Gnarly

Weekly Ramble No. 2

I finished watching The Man In The High Castle this week – I certainly enjoyed season two more than season one. It dealt with bigger storylines and I liked the new characters. 726 more words


Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The way literary people talk about empathy nowadays, you would think it was an ethical term borrowed by aesthetic thinkers to promote the value of art. 1,438 more words

Book Reviews

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Read 09/01/2017-11/01/2017

Rating: 4 stars

I love Blade Runner, but I’ve never read the book it’s based on. When Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? arrived in my Willoughby Book Club box this month, I was interested to read it, but also wary in case it didn’t live up to my experience of the film. 773 more words

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Not yet Westworld: Do social media algorithms determine how we think?

It was all quite innocuous, till it was not. Looking up crockpot chicken dinner recipes on YouTube would lead me to a puzzle at the heart of the modern world. 589 more words


Ramblings (mostly inspired by PKD) on the second day of the year--fodder for future posts?

I’ve decided to write whatever comes to mind today, using PKD’s Exegesis as a guide and inspiration. My goal is to get used to writing again and to see where my thoughts go. 1,910 more words