It's this style of writing and bleak humour and outlook that first enamoured me of PKD. He is, as always, solid in his characterizations and human interactions. Dick presents an extremely warped and welcome presentation of a post apocalyptic world and it's thanks to his outre characters. Hoppy, Edie and Bruno are people you won't soon forget.I do find that PKD is very inaccurate in his predictions of post nuclear conditions but he can be forgiven as this is a riveting story and so out of the norm with most other post apocalyptic books. If you can wade through the many characters I would place this as one of his better works. I would recommend this for anyone that has read his more popular stories and wants to see a bit more of PKD's twisted but brilliant mind.