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The proponent of the novel, Horselover Fat, is thrust into a theological quest when he receives communion in a burst of pink laser light. From the cancer ward of a bay area hospital to the ranch of a fraudulent charismatic religious figure who turns out to have a direct com link with God, Dick leads us down the twisted paths of Gnostic belief, mixed with his own bizarre and compelling philosophy. Truly an eye opening look at the nature of consciousness and divinity. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Philip K had an amazing mind. He was an excellent writer. No one has ever been able to narrate the unraveling of such an amazing mind with the clarity of Philip K Dick. Read morePublished 2 days ago by J. Byrdd
I cannot review VALIS objectively, as it is a book that belongs to no pre-existing category, combining elements of autobiography, philosophy, science-fiction, gnostic theology,... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Terence Blake
I don't care for the fact that the Kindle edition of the trilogy is $30. This is only the first book, while the print version sells all three books for $13. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BobR
To tell the truth, I got two thirds of the way through this and still couldn't find an actual story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by wiredweird
If you want a more _coherent_ explication of similar themes, go for "The Divine Invasion." On the other hand, if you skip "VALIS," you'll miss out on PKD's... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark F. Hoemmen
One of the first Dick books I ever read, probably around 1989. Captivated me then, even though I probably only got about 20% of it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Smith