I finished VALIS last night
It is, by far, the strangest book I’ve ever read. I’ve read a lot of Philip K. Dick’s stuff. He is without a doubt my favorite writer. And as weird as his other, earlier stuff is, VALIS is just completely ridiculous and almost non-sensical. Almost. It’s about madness, experiences with God, saviors and messiahs and the human condition.
Don’t get me wrong, it was a very good book, but I’m glad I’ve finished it now because I think I might go mad if I read any more.