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3.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 5 3.63 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Valis Series Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781455840328
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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 Bolaño 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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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zev | 5/8/2011

    " Hadn't read this since high school. It's a great, thinly veiled cosmological/mystical thesis--living philosophy without the practicality or posturing of "zen and the art...". Looking forward to revisiting the rest of the trilogy in future bedtimes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 5/3/2011

    " Very weird. The first half was God waffle and I almost gave up but from half way through it actually went into more VALIS detail and was far more enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 4/17/2011

    " This is my favorite PKD. Not for everybody. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 4/12/2011

    " This is an exceptionally trippy novel by the master of the unusual story. I have read this volume several times and I get new depths to the meaning behind it every time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 3/3/2011

    " A book that questions who we are, what we are doing here, and who the hell is this "God" fellow? Where, according to Dick, "God" is VALIS, who sends signals to the novel's protagonist Horselover Fat. Yes, if you might as guessed it, this novel takes you on a very strange ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 aimee | 2/17/2011

    " Potentially life-altering. And bloody interesting (well, for those of us with an interest in ontology/theology/utter madness) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/8/2011

    " So one day PKD read "Breakfast of Champion" and "The Urantia Book" and listened to Rush's "Hemispheres" and dropped some acid and wrote VALIS.
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristy | 1/29/2011

    " Can I give this NO stars? Gah, I hated this. The ravings of a madman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janne | 1/12/2011

    " Strange narrating to an even stranger story. The only complaint is that the book lost me from time to time .. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vince | 1/12/2011

    " One of my personal favorites. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Clayton | 12/27/2010

    " I did not finish this book.

    I am totally confused by the gibberish in Philip K. Dick's VALIS. I usually give a book 50 pages to make a statement, but 30 pages is enough for me. I cannot even discern a theme or plot to this piece of crap!

    Thanks, but no thanks! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/21/2010

    " Tedious, like all genuine insanity quickly becomes. "

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