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This is a "deep cut", not a single.
on November 4, 2015
Its not as good as some of his other books, and I wouldn't pick it as the first book to offer a newcomer to the author. Even as a fan, when I get around to re-reading some of his stories, this won't be the first of his books I read multiple times.
Everyone has a very different opinion of what they like in a book, and so reviews like this have their limits as far as being helpful. So I'll try to be as helpful as I can.
If you haven't read Philip K. Dick before, this isn't the best book to start with. I like the author, and this book contains the typical elements he uses elsewhere, but I just don't think they come together well here. To use a music analogy, this is a "deep cut" instead of a single.
Like a lot of his writing, it is dated from a science perspective, which doesn't bother me in the least--its part of the appeal actually. Same with his treatment of social norms and relationships...its not his strong suit anywhere and that holds true here.