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Talk about being late to the party.  I didn’t even know this book existed until recently in my life.  Also had no idea that Blade Runner was based on it until I heard about Man in the High Castle.  I enjoyed Blade Runner so I thought I would give it a shot.  As is almost always true the book was far superior to the movie.  In fact, I would say unlike the movie, the book blew my mind and started a small obsession with Philip K. Dick.  The man is quite interesting and I would encourage everyone to look into the stories behind the stories.  Those also blew my mind.  

Back to the book.  If you’re familiar with the movie or even with the award winning episode  “The Measure of a Man” from Star Trek TNG then you’re familiar with the concepts explored in this book.  Still, I think you should read it and see how absolutely brilliant this was.  I put this up there with other books ahead of their time like those by Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.  The book is easy to read, has a great story with interesting characters and makes you think.  For me this is a perfect book.  Everyone should read it.