The writing is dated, but the plot is wonderfully convoluted,
This review is from: Ubik (Paperback)
You probably already know the basic plot, so I won't bore you with that.
The plot is very convoluted and explores the nature of reality and consciousness and what we can know is real.
The story itself starts slow and gains steam in the 2nd half of the book, which by the way at only 200 pages is just right.
My only gripe is that the writing style is quite dated and - I don't know if he tried, but for a sci-fi writer, Dick sure didn't predict 1992 very well. Some of his ideas seem cliched by today's standards and others missed the mark.
Overall, a quick, thought-provoking read.
RECOMMENDATION: If you like these sorts of twisted stories, read Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff - I liked it a lot more than this - although I know that is blasphemy to sci-fi zealots. Oh well.