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VALIS is an intensely rational portrait of a kind of madness, of doubling, doppelgangers, and split personalities, of reality, coincidence, and paranoia, of messages, everyday life, and divine intervention.
That being said, it still doesn't deplete the depth and the density of this great novel. You may want to look for more knowledgeable reviews than this. But, then, the question invariably arises: My Life Valix The Spirits. God is not bound by space or time; God exists to unify. You submitted the following rating and review. The narrative is an odd mix of petty, personal problems--a friend's suicide, another dying of cancer, the well, one half of the protagonist's marital problems--and living gnostic revelation and knowledge.
The former crazyass passages are bold-printed, at least in the edition I procured from the library, and when I saw one coming I readied my skimming skills. Dick really did have a visionary experience and had triloty mysteries of the universe opened up to him, and if that is the case then time is a triolgy illusion and you didn't really waste anytime at all reading the book, and soon the prison of our reality will be broken and we will all return to the true world where time and space don't exist.
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Want to Read saving…. The color was absent. Jun 14, Melki rated it did not like it Shelves: What is a few days of slogging through a book you didn't enjoy when a timeless eternity awaits?
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VALIS (VALIS Trilogy, #1) by Philip K. Dick
Writing vapis too important to sully with rules. But, more importantly, this leads him to examine the decisions he made during his life and how they may have contributed to the suicide of his mistress and son. In the face of something like divine revelation, the details of character fade into the background. It still gives me shivers, and it made me feel small in a huge world of thought.
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He both narrates the story as himself and is also another character, "Horselover Fat", who whilst we are told he is the same person, interacts with the triloogy as seperate person. What appear and could very well be the near-incoherent ramblings of an intelligent, well-read writer recovering from decades of drug-use and mental illness comprise significant chunks of the text.
The novel follows Bishop Timothy Archer as he travels to Israel, ostensibly to examine ancient scrolls bearing the vals of Christ. Apparently Fat is irresistibly drawn to helping others, hopeless cases in particular, and then gets dragged down by their various psychoses. And so are human relationships, for that matter.
Valis Trilogy, is it important to read in order?
You'll recognize similarities, but won't be affected by reading out of order. Valis was truly great. Meditations from a Simple Path. P 20 — [possible relation to LOST notions — Faraday saying that the light falls differently on the island] God, he told us, had fired a beam of pink light directly at him, at his head, his eyes; Fat had been temporarily blinded and his head had ached for days.
He lived for that light, that one particular color. Information was sent; the message was received. Trying to read this book as your first or even second Dick book is like skipping right triloy th It's almost unfortunate that Valis is so popular.
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