This is not the first time I read this book. The first time is many years ago and when I read it back then I didn't grok the entire depth of it. This is an amazing read from start to finish, partly seeing our world through the eyes of someone from another planet, partly seeing how we the people are wrapped into things. The explanations of Jubal, who's a wonderful character in the book, excel in clarity for me. Definitely worth the re-read.