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Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human
by K.W. Jeter | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by daveytay of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, June 09, 2006
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by budcat007): to be read


5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by daveytay from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, June 09, 2006

7 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book as it brought back memories of the movie. I suppose this is more like a screenplay for the sequel. It has most of the characters from the movie. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, June 13, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I saw a copy of this book (or perhaps it was this copy?) at the Timaru booksale, and was tempted to pick it up, but was a bit wary because sequels written by someone else are never quite as good as the original. But daveytay assured me this one is ok, so I'll give it a try...

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Journal Entry 3 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, September 27, 2006

6 out of 10

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, the original Philip K Dick story, makes some subtle and clever points about identity, reality, and simulation. Blade Runner, the film based on a small part of the book, makes similar points a little less subtly. This book, obviously a sequel to the movie rather than the book, takes those points and rams them home with a sledgehammer - there's absolutely nothing subtle about it.

One of the problems with a sequel written by a different author is that the second author's creativity is constrained by staying true to the original. KW Jeter may well be a fantastic author, but here I could almost hear him going through the checklist of identifying traits for each character and location.

And unfortunately he also succumbs to the temptation to explain everything in the movie, from lighting (most of the scenes are dark and moody because it's so hot during the day that the city has become nocturnal) to set design (the Tyrell Corporation buildings are the shape they are so that... I won't spoil it by saying why). And any philosophical musings you might have had while watching the movie? Don't worry, they're all covered here. [Spoiler follows, highlight to read]I mean, who didn't come out of the movie wondering if Decker might be a replicant too?[Spoiler ends]

It wasn't all bad. There were occasional glimmers of originality, and a few interesting ideas here and there. But unfortunately overall my original instinct was right: Bladerunner doesn't *need* a sequel, and anyone attempting to write one is doomed to fail.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, October 21, 2006

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Given to another bookcrosser at today's meetup. 


Journal Entry 5 by alkaline-kiwi from Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand on Sunday, October 22, 2006

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Picked up from today's meetup.

I picked it up since my mum's partner Kevin might like it.
 


Journal Entry 6 by alkaline-kiwi from Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand on Friday, November 03, 2006

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Kevin's finished reading the book so will set this book's status to available.
 


Journal Entry 7 by alkaline-kiwi from Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand on Thursday, January 25, 2007

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Taking to Waitangi Day picnic book give away. 


Journal Entry 8 by alkaline-kiwi at Waitangi Day Picnic in Greymouth, West Coast New Zealand on Monday, February 05, 2007

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Released 7 yrs ago (2/5/2007 UTC) at Waitangi Day Picnic in Greymouth, West Coast New Zealand

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Journal Entry 9 by actsclan from Greymouth, West Coast New Zealand on Tuesday, February 06, 2007

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picked up 


Journal Entry 10 by budcat007 from Greymouth, West Coast New Zealand on Thursday, November 13, 2008

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I haven't read it yet 




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