Unlimited [Humor and Comedy Book] ↠ Can You Feel Anything When I Do This? - by Robert Sheckley É
Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM By Robert Sheckley

Can You Feel Anything When I Do This 1969 storyCordle to Onion to Carrot 1969 storyThe Petrified World 1968 story Game First Schematic 1971 story Doctor Zombie His Little Furry Friends 1971 storyThe Cruel Equations 1971 storyThe Same to You Doubled 1970 story Starting from Scratch 1953 story The Mnemone 1971 storyTripout 1971 storyNotes on the PCan You Feel Anything When I Do This 1969 storyCordle to Onion to Carrot 1969 storyThe Petrified World 1968 story Game First Schematic 1971 story Doctor Zombie His Little Furry Friends 1971 storyThe Cruel Equations 1971 storyThe Same to You Doubled 1970 story Starting from Scratch 1953 story The Mnemone 1971 storyTripout 1971 storyNotes on the Perception of Imaginary Differences 1971 storyDown the Digestive Tract Into the Cosmos with Mantra, Tantra Specklebang 1971 story Pas de Trois of the Chef the Waiter the Customer 1971 storyAspects of Langranak 1971 story Plague Circuit 1971 story Tailpipe to Disaster 1971 story by Robert Sheckley
  • Title: Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?
  • Author: Robert Sheckley
  • ISBN: 9780385034951
  • Page: 368
  • Format: None

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Cheryl Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
So far, trippy but not grotesque, and even accessible (read: funny) to someone who doesn't do drugs. Some deep satire and provocative philosophy in many of the stories, too. I wonder if fans of Discworld/ Terry Pratchett would like them.Ok done.Mnemone was not funny, but could be a good companion to Fahrenheit 451. Plague Circuit, well, call it Black Humor. I think maybe my favorite is Cordle to Onion to Carrot even though it kinda tried too hard to be both deep & funny and lost the loveline [...]
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Manny Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
The rather depressing ending of Belle du Seigneur suddenly reminded me of the title story in this collection, a cute 60s variant on the Three Wishes scenario. The guy is sitting at home one evening, when a genie appears, and says that he can have three wishes.Well, there's got to be a catch? says the guy. And indeed there is, says the genie. He can get anything he wants, but his worst enemy is going to get twice as much.And who is my worst enemy? wonders the guy. The genie tells him. But he's my [...]
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Manny Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Vacuum cleaner falls in love with beautiful woman and it all ends in tears.Well, there's a sucker born every minute.
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Lulua Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
The book has a vintage-style feel to it. Clever dialogue too. I think I liked it because of those two reasons even though I'm not a Sci-Fi fan.
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John Mount Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Brilliant Sheckley at his best, always entertaining and original. Definitely one of the 20th centuries masters of science fiction. A brilliant and resourceful writer.
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Jim Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Published in 1972, this book is a collection of short stories mainly from the 60s by SF author Robert Sheckley, considered to be among the more humorous of SF authors. In fact, many of the stories cannot be characterized as science fiction and were published first in Playboy magazine. But they all throw a spotlight on the human condition, highlighting the bizarre and the eccentric. A lot of the stories I did not much care for. My favorite was "Doctor Zombie and His Little Furry Friends," a mad s [...]
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A.W. Wilson Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Sci-fi is often not taken particularly seriously, which is a shame because when it's done well its the perfect genre for satirical and thought provoking stuff. Phillip K Dick and Kurt Vonnegut are good examples of sci-fi writers who were recognised for the depth of the meaning in their stories as well as the tales themselves. I think Robert Sheckley is up there too. I plucked this book off my parents' bookshelf nearly 30 years ago and when I read it again recently the magic of the stories came f [...]
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Robert Taylor Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
This book is a collection of short stories by the author of the science fiction story "Freejack" which was the basis(Loosely applied)for the Emilio Esteves movie featuring Mick Jagger. This book contains one of my favorite short stories-"Corlde To Onion To Carrot", featuring one of my favorite quotes to use in conversation"Don't pick at the metaphor, it leaves a nasty scab". I highly recommend this collection as it features several well-written short works.
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Pamela Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Three stars is a bit low for this, but then again, four stars would be too much. As with all of Sheckley, there are some real gems here. Do not be put off if you don't like science fiction. These stories are more "Twilight Zone" than anything else. No matter what you call it, though, reading Sheckley is never a waste of time.
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Alan Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
This was a wonderful collection of short stories. My wife and I still quote "Cordle to Onion to Carrot: As Dionysus says, "in the great stew of life there are pearly white onions and angry orange carrots" Which one do you want to be.
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Neven Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Very straightforward, easy-reading speculative stories. They're much closer to well-told jokes than thoughtful sci-fi, so don't expect to walk away with a new understanding of the human condition. But you WILL remember Sheckley's voice, and you probably won't be able to write as well as he did.
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John E Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Most of these stories have "time travelled" well. No distopian future for Sheckley; no distopian present either, just a bit of humor and satire for all to enjoy.
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Jeff Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Date read was approximate.
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Chris Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Really funny stories mixed with some real clunkers, the good outweighs the bad however and don't let the description fool you, at least a third of it is not sci-fi at all
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comfort Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
A very interesting collection of short stories with a SCi Fi bent. Very enjoyable and unusual.
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TJ Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Sheckley is the master short story writer. He will challenge your conceptions of morality, reality, and civilization. Good read, but hard to find.
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Mckinley Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Can You Feel Anything When I Do This? -- Machines in love
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Martyn Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Great collection of intelligent short stories by Sheckley.
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RC Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
One of the better collections of Robert Sheckley short stories.
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Matt Jones Aug 22, 2019 - 17:38 PM
Some of my favourite short stories are in this book, it's classic Sheckley.
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Can You Feel Anything When I Do This? By Robert Sheckley Can You Feel Anything When I Do This 1969 storyCordle to Onion to Carrot 1969 storyThe Petrified World 1968 story Game First Schematic 1971 story Doctor Zombie His Little Furry Friends 1971 storyThe Cruel Equations 1971 storyThe Same to You Doubled 1970 story Starting from Scratch 1953 story The Mnemone 1971 storyTripout 1971 storyNotes on the PCan You Feel Anything When I Do This 1969 storyCordle to Onion to Carrot 1969 storyThe Petrified World 1968 story Game First Schematic 1971 story Doctor Zombie His Little Furry Friends 1971 storyThe Cruel Equations 1971 storyThe Same to You Doubled 1970 story Starting from Scratch 1953 story The Mnemone 1971 storyTripout 1971 storyNotes on the Perception of Imaginary Differences 1971 storyDown the Digestive Tract Into the Cosmos with Mantra, Tantra Specklebang 1971 story Pas de Trois of the Chef the Waiter the Customer 1971 storyAspects of Langranak 1971 story Plague Circuit 1971 story Tailpipe to Disaster 1971 story by Robert Sheckley

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