By Philip K. Dick
"Dick is among the ten top American writers of the 20th century, that's announcing much. Dick used to be a type of Kafka steeped in LSD and rage."—Roberto Bolaño
What is VALIS? this question is on the center of Philip ok. Dick's ground-breaking novel, and the 1st publication in his defining trilogy. while a beam of purple mild starts giving a schizophrenic guy named Horselover fats (who simply may also be referred to as Philip ok. Dick) visions of an alternative Earth the place the Roman Empire nonetheless reigns, he needs to make a decision no matter if he's loopy, or even if a godlike entity is exhibiting him the genuine nature of the area.
VALIS is crucial interpreting for any real Philip ok. Dick fan, a unique that Roberto Bolaño known as "more aggravating than any novel through [Carson] McCullers." through the top, like Dick himself, you may be left brooding about what's genuine, what's fiction, and simply what the fee is for divine concept.
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VALIS (VALIS, Book 1) by Philip K. Dick