I personally bought this book in 1968 for 75 cents- a lot of money to me at the time. It was worth it. This is the one that turned me on to Herbert. Here was an author that finely crafted and polished his work and who actually said something significant about us humans. The Gibson of his generation. Paranoid? Skitsy? Yes indeed, but don't you wish there was a Santaroga Valley- I do.