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Horselover Fat begins receiving what he considers to be divine revelations that imply extraterrestrial forces are interfering in the affairs of the Earth.
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full_title valis
author dick philip k
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lastUpdate 2018-03-11 04:19:40AM

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display_description "Dick is one of the ten best American writers of the twentieth century, which is saying a lot. Dick was a kind of Kafka steeped in LSD and rage."-Roberto Bolaò¨ What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick's ground-breaking novel, and the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy, or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world. VALIS is essential reading for any true Philip K. Dick fan, a novel that Roberto Bolaò¨ called "more disturbing than any novel by [Carson] McCullers." By the end, like Dick himself, you will be left wondering what is real, what is fiction, and just what the price is for divine inspiration.
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subject_facet Electronic books, God -- Fiction, Schizophrenia -- Fiction, Science fiction
title_display Valis
title_full Valis / Philip K. Dick, Valis [electronic resource] / Philip K. Dick
title_short Valis
topic_facet Electronic books, God, Schizophrenia, Science fiction