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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Science Fiction Novel Minority Report

Philip Kindred Dick received popularity for many exceptional novels, including the Minority Report. The film industry transformed many novels into Hollywood movies, for example, the Blade Runner and Total Recall. Dick presented a particular interest in science fiction narratives.

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Author: Philip K. Dick

Genre: Science fiction                                                                          

Pages: 105

Good reads rating: 3.83 of 5

My Rating: 7.5 of 10

Published: 2002

Publisher: Patheon Book

Language: English

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Review and Summary of Minority Report by Philip K. Dick

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This book is a short science fiction story by Philip K. Dick, and the story reflects so many of his real-life experiences and anxieties on the Cold war. He questioned authority and individual autonomy throughout the storyline.

The story revolves around John Allison Anderton, who became the aging creator and head of police commissioner of the Pre-crime Division. In this division, they accepted the help of three mutants who predict crime before it actually happens.

The plot of the story shifts when John talks to one of his officer’s name Ed Witwer on the tour, and he learns that one mutant had predicted that he will murder a man in the coming week.

He later understood that Witwer created a trap for him. Witwer aimed to capture him. He runs to his wife Liza an officer and tells her about the trap, but realised she forms part of the conspiracy.

He thought to run as he knew that every prediction is safe with the army. But before he can do anything to save himself, he became caught by the army and sent to a retired officer name Leopold Kaplan. They both don’t know each other, but Kaplan heard the plea of John and give his custody to the police. On their way to the police station, they encounter an accident and John finds it best to flee from the scene.

Later he called one of his confidants in the Pre-crime department to know if they received any Minority report. After this incident, he discovers that the army aims to remove him from the Pre-crime department. Also, the Pre-crime department’s credibility to operate.

This whole story reflects John’s struggle to decide whether he surrenders himself or should he do something for the sake of his Pre-crime department and save them from danger.

Final Say on The Science Fiction Minority Report

The story revolves around a man who experienced betrayal by his work and wife. Also, the aftermath of the event and the manner he deals with the situation. I rated the novel a 7.5 of 10 because of the detailed and extraordinary storyline the novel presents. Would I re-read this novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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