I had the honour of being asked to join a Secret Santa book exchange hosted by Rick from Another Book Blog along with some other amazing book bloggers, Laura (from Reading In Bed), Rory (from Fourth Street Review), Carolyn (from Rosemary and Reading Glasses) and Heather (from Between the Covers).
As a Secret Santa, I get to pick a book for my randomly chosen blogger. The blogger doesn’t have to buy the book I choose, just read the book and write a guest post for my blog. Easy peasy.
To my delight, I’m the Secret Santa for Laura at Reading in Bed!
I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Laura over the last year ever since I participated in the read-a-long she hosted for Moby Dick. However, I quickly started to stress about choosing a book for her. So I may have procrastinated way too long over my decision.
In the end, I chose Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, a classic science fiction book. Published in 1968 and considered Dick’s most famous work, the book is about a bounty hunter in a post-apocalyptic time whose mission is to find and “retire” renegade androids.
I’m a big fan of science fiction. Like most people, I had seen the movie, Bladerunner, and probably also like most people, had no clue what going on. Years later, I read the book and still had no clue what was going on! Luckily, I read the book for a university course where I got a better understanding of the underlying themes in the plot. I started reading more of Philip K. Dick’s work after that and found I enjoyed his style of storytelling and sense of humour, and how he turned the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Laura, I don’t think this book will change your life, but hopefully you find it interesting to dabble in a different genre to start off 2014. Merry Christmas!