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Unearthed from the cache of manuscripts PKD had deposited at in Special Collections at the Fullerton University library, PAIASL is considered one of his best mainstream novels although after it's original completion Scott Meredith Agency had little enthusiasm - "Usual serious Dick novel, less murky than others but overlong, confused… is basically ironic comedy, but overwritten, distasteful." The late Paul Williams was more accurate with his appraisal - 'Publication of "PAIASL" may well provide the springboard for a reappraisal and discovery of PKD as an important American novelist by the Literary Establishment in the U.S . . . I also believe PUTTERING will be very enthusiastically received in Europe. It is a novel of the human condition -- cruder, lacking the subtle ironies and textured writing of CRAP ARTIST, but more passionate, more joyous and more despairing, full of empathy, very alive." A fine unread copy.