• Valis

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-08-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (32 ratings)

Summary

What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick's groundbreaking novel, 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 listening 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.
©1981 Philip K. Dick (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By MatCult on 15-10-15

Brain-bending brilliance

First I want to mention the excellent performance by Phil Gigante. His reading is pacy and expressive, really bringing the story to life.

The book itself is a deep, profound meditation on the nature of reality itself, on mental illness and theology. It incorporates elements of science fiction in an unusual way. The result is a book like no other I have ever read. Mind expanding, thought provoking, strange and wonderful.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 16-03-16

Life changing

This is exactly the kind of story I need to hear. If you are dealing with depression or you feel alone and confused about the Universe, I would highly recommend this book. It maybe baffling at times, but that just makes me feel more connected with the characters (especially Dick himself). It won't make you less crazy, but you might feel less alone. You may even find a spark of faith you never thought you had.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 06-11-16

Brilliant

Creative and cleverly witty. An impressive mix of theology, gnosticism, psychology and humor. Expertly narrated.

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