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VALIS
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      Valis
© 1981

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AUTHOR(S):

       DICK, Philip, K.
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PUBLISHER:

       VINTAGE BOOKS

ISBN: 0-679-73446-5
YEAR: 1991
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: english
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TRANSLATOR(S):


n/a
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COVER ILLUSTRATION:

       Heidi North
       Digital Art

Content:

Valis is the first of the so-called "Valis-trilogy", the sequels being "The Divine Invasion" and "The Transmigration of Timothy Archer".

Valis is an awesome somewhere between paranoid analysis of Christianity, Pink Floyd and "music movies" like "The Man Who Fell to Earth" or "Tommy".

It must be awesome to read this book if you were young in the seventies. Having sort of missed that, I still enjoy the paranoia and the attempt at logical behaviour and reason within the crooked framework of such a paranoia. I'm talking about the protagonists, not PKD himself, although I'm not sure where the line is drawn best.

Dick is such a well read man. Reading Valis I had the urge to track all his sources and references, having the feeling of missing half of the plot. But I have no timebecoming a PKD scholar, sadly.
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