VALIS by Philip K. Dick

The novel follows a mentally unstable man who begins to experience visions after being hit by a mysterious pink light. Convinced the light is a divine entity named VALIS, he and his friends embark on a quest to understand and communicate with it. As they delve into philosophy, religion, and science, the boundaries between reality and delusion begin to blur, leaving both the characters and the reader questioning the nature of existence.

The 2824th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 150

Since this book was first published in 1981, there is a penalty of 11.2%. The age adjusted score is 133.2.

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