Most people won't tolerate this book. Dick wrote:. I think many of us experience moments of revelatory intensity and also of intense despair at the emprisonment of our daily lives and of our very selves. Whenever I want to tie my brain in knots I still return to trying to figure out what Parmenides could have meant in his "Poem". This was not his first experience with visions and hearing voices. Is the perspective an unguarded glimpse at mental illness; is this a literary affectation for effect?
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Philip K. Dick, Valis, Precogs, and the Evolution of Humanity
Was Fat really the recipient of a beam of pink light that contained information from god? Many people call this the master work of PKD. He reveals himself as a philosopher and a student of religion who has obsessively studied more texts that I ever knew existed. Well, I should have listened to my little inner voice telling me "This is not your type of book. Jul 17, Amber rated it it was amazing Shelves: What is the deal with Horselover Fat? He looks to the pre-Socratic philosophers Heraclitus and Parmenides for explanations.