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The Resource Valis, Philip K. Dick

Valis, Philip K. Dick

Label
Valis
Title
Valis
Statement of responsibility
Philip K. Dick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Bol�oWhat 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 Bol�o 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
Summary
A theological detective story in which God is both a missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime. The schizophrenic hero, a Dick alter-ego named Horselover Fat, begins receiving revelatory visions through a burst of pink laser light. As a coterie of religious seekers forms to explore these messages, they are led to a rock musician's estate, where a two-year old Messianic figure named Sophia confirms that an ancient, mechanical intelligence orbiting the earth has been guiding their discoveries
Storyline
Pace
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
024177
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I3
LC item number
V35 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Valis, Philip K. Dick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Mariner books ed.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780547572413
Lccn
2011016049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)694829949
Label
Valis, Philip K. Dick
Publication
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Mariner books ed.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780547572413
Lccn
2011016049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)694829949

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