In the Books featuring Does Harry Dream of Electric Sheep?: An Adult Social Satire by John Altson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Does Harry Dream of Electric Sheep?: An Adult Social Satire by John Altson.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review.


About the book: Overview: Does Harry Dream of Electric Sheep? is a witty novel written for an adult audience (high-school or beyond). It is an allegorical novel written on several levels:
– A fantasy about a space explorer and his comical misadventures with sheep-like creatures which seem to mirror human behavior
– A tongue-in cheek comedy about life in the United States, circa 2014
– A serio-comedy which explores almost all of the current social and political issues
– A story with a moral

My review: This is the best satire I’ve read in a long time. It was an interesting and cool experience to see our world through the main character, Harry’s, eyes as he interacts and learns more about the people of Baa.

One of the things that endeared this book to me initially was the way it showed both sides of an argument without really picking sides. It made experiencing Baa even more interesting as it is similar to our world, but on a simpler scale.

The main storyline of the character’s agenda/redemption was well done. Harry is the type of character that you know is up to no good, yet you can’t help but like his charisma and pull for him. I don’t want to go into too much detail, but I think the author did an awesome job with this angle.


About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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