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Troubling, Beautiful & PKD's Zenith
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2018
Favorite book, not only my favorite PKD book but my absolute favorite, changed my life; altered the course in which my life was heading! A fantastic read, couldn't put it down. Everyone should read at least one PKD book in their lifetime and if only given the choice of one, this would be my suggestion, it is one of the latter books in his daunting library, if you know about his life and writings then you'll know that his latter works are much more philosophically inclined with, theology, politics, and socioeconomic comments woven throughout, not just the standard fare for science fiction but truly inspired. Dick himself, shortly before writing this book, had an episode of some kind that caused him to suffer what was thought to be some sort of stroke that was followed by his glossolalia-speaking over an extended period of time (which his friends present at the time have argued was actually Aramaic, Greek, & Latin, it would shift between which). By his own admission, it was his own loss of language and any recognizable thought pattern during that time, that started him writing this fantastically surreal, yet terrifying foundation to the Valis trilogy.