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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)07:49 UTC+1 No.5019032 Report

hey /lit/, don't post here too often so sorry if this isn't how you're supposed to ask for similar books but, is there anything like VALIS? this book was amazing to me, in that i love to read the philosophical ruminations of people who have gone insane from drug use. it's the only kind of scifi that i can really find literary value in (slight overstatement, but you understand what i mean). so, any other books like this? only other PKD book ive read is the man in the high castle - which was good but immediately overshadowed by valis. what else scratches this itch?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)08:07 UTC+1 No.5019070 Report

The other stuff Dick wrote during the same period will work I think- starting with A Scanner Darkly (people going insane from drug abuse) and Radio Free Albemuth (the first VALIS draft, related in VALIS as the movie plot).
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)08:08 UTC+1 No.5019071 Report

read The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy. Trust me, man. It's a trip.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)08:12 UTC+1 No.5019080 Report

>>5019070
awesome, thank you. i'll put scanner darkley next on my list.
>>5019071
how serious is this? i hope it's serious because i would love to read some genuinely amazing insanity.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)08:58 UTC+1 No.5019186 Report

>>5019080
He treats the book as entirely serious. If insanity is what you want then David Icke is what you want.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)11:09 UTC+1 No.5019424 Report

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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)11:52 UTC+1 No.5019511 Report

>>5019032
not so keen on late PKD myself but know valis is part of a trilogy - divine invasion and transmigration of timothy archer are the other two but not sure if they're as messed up as this.
yes, scanner darkly is excellent - try ubik as well
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)12:07 UTC+1 No.5019540 Report

>>5019032
>philosophical ruminations of people who have gone insane from drug use
'Infinite Jest', if you're willing to slog through unrelated shit too.
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