By Philip K. Dick
Valis is the 1st e-book in Philip ok. Dick's incomparable ultimate trio of novels (the others being are The Divine Invasion and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer). This disorienting and bleakly humorous paintings is set a schizophrenic hero named Horselover fats; the hidden mysteries of Gnostic Christianity; and truth as published via a crimson laser. Valis is a theological detective tale, during which God is either a lacking individual and the wrongdoer of the last word crime."The proven fact that what Dick is exciting us approximately is truth and insanity, time and loss of life, sin and salvation--this has escaped so much critics. not anyone notices that we have got our personal homegrown Borges, and feature had him for thirty years."--Ursula okay. Le Guin, New Republic
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Fat had decided to bind himself to the Antichrist. And out of the highest possible motives: out of love, gratitude and the desire to help her. Exactly what the powers of hell feed on: the best instincts in man. *** Sherri Solvig, being poor, lived in a tiny rundown room with no kitchen; she had to wash her dishes in the bathroom sink. The ceiling showed a vast water stain, from a toilet upstairs which had overflowed. Having visited her there a couple of times Fat knew the place and considered it depressing.
I will help her, Fat said to himself in the depths of his fried mind. I will help Sherri stay healthy but if and when she gets sick again, there I will be at her side, ready to do anything for her. His error, when deconstructed, amounted to this: Sherri did not merely plan to get sick again; she like Gloria planned to take as many people with her as possible—in direct proportion to their love toward her. Fat loved her and, worse, felt gratitude toward her. Out of this clay, Sherri could throw a pot with the warped kickwheel she used as a brain that would smash what Leon Stone had done, smash what Stephanie had done, smash what God had done.
No,” Fat said, which of course wasn't true. At that moment he no longer remembered Canada. It was his impression that his life had begun two weeks ago when Beth walked out. “I think,” Dr. ” “Maybe so,” Fat said. “What I am going to give you,” Dr. ” He pronounced it batch. “These organic remedies are distilled from certain flowers which grow in Wales. Dr. Bach wandered through the fields and pastures of Wales experiencing every negative mental state that exists. With each state that he experienced he gently held one flower after another.