This classic sci-fi book by Philip K. dick was a surprise to me. In fact I wasn’t expecting to really become engaged in the story. (I was reading it mostly to become acquainted with the sci-fi cannon.) Yet, luckily for me, I did enter the futuristic world in my mind and enjoyed it quite a bit. The characters explored their own feelings and preconceptions about one another while they were frequently in the process of trying to kill one another. Additionally, most of human love was directed towards owning and taking care of animals which were in short supply after a nuclear(?)disaster had destroyed much of the world. In general, it was a great read.