Condition: read once
Valis is the first of the so-called "Valis-trilogy",
the sequels being "The Divine Invasion" and
"The Transmigration of Timothy Archer".
Valis is an awesome somewhere between paranoid analysis
of Christianity, Pink Floyd and "music movies"
like "The Man Who Fell to Earth" or "Tommy".
It must be awesome to read this book if you were young
in the seventies. Having sort of missed that, I still
enjoy the paranoia and the attempt at logical behaviour
and reason within the crooked framework of such a paranoia.
I'm talking about the protagonists, not PKD himself,
although I'm not sure where the line is drawn best.
Dick is such a well read man. Reading Valis I had the
urge to track all his sources and references, having
the feeling of missing half of the plot. But I have
no timebecoming a PKD scholar, sadly.