Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (book review)
I cannot tell if what I dislike is that it didn’t age well, or if it just was a bad book.
A lot of people quote Philip K Dick as a great author, I have never really liked him. I liked the base ideas of a lot of his books, but they are at the very least incredibly boring, with little pace. The characters are rather uninteresting and just didn’t spark my imagination.
A lot of people call him Shakespeare for his genre, and they very well are correct, Shakespeare was a horrible writer himself so it would fit for me.
I realize people might say “but for his time” the story was effective and it had more meaning then, I don’t agree with that either. I like a lot of authors from the 1920s through the 1980s that do similar things a lot better. I have not read all of his books (yes I read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and it is about as boring as the movie) so maybe there are stuff out there, but I haven’t found it yet. I am starting Man in the High Castle as I like the series, maybe the book will be just as good and my opinion will change for Philip K Dick then, but for now it isn’t a high opinion.
That being said, I suspect if you did like “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” you will like this book and if that is the case I recommend it for you. If you are at all like me though, I would recommend letting this book sit and collect dust while you go find a more interesting possibility.