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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:55 PM
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Poll question: PKD Fans...What's Your Favorite Book?
Edited on Tue Nov-21-06 03:55 PM by MrCoffee

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:56 PM
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1. The 5 volume collection of his short stories
While I like his books, I think PKD was really at his best in his short fiction.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:11 PM
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2. Oddly, I really enjoyed The Penultimate Truth.
But clearly either VALIS or The Divine Invasion win for viewpoint altering philosophy. But then again both the Eye in the Sky and Time out of Joint were tremendously fun reads.

Honestly ALL of them rock. Even that horrible beastly tome "The Transmigration of Timothy Archer" was interesting (if taking a bit of work to plow through).

Also, it looks like the true VALIS trilogy final book (The Owl in Daylight) make come out as a movie (if never a book). Or so the rumor goes.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:12 PM
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3. Man, i thought Timothy Archer was the best of the three!
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:21 PM
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5. As far as content goes, sure, but PKD was batshit crazy at that point and his writing style suffered
for it. Or so I thought. His earlier stuff just flowed.

Either way he was touched by something. Especially with that stuff about VALIS telling him telling him to get his infant son checked out. The doctors kept telling him nothing was wrong with his son, but VALIS was telling him something was so he kept bringing his son back in, and some visits later they found some kind of hernia that would have killed his son if not quickly operated on. This saved his sons life and cemented his belief in the reality of VALIS.

Crazy eh?
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 05:54 PM
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8. well it was to certain extent "archer" was a roman a clef
some of his experiences w. the pikes were quite strange and i don't know how much of it was pkd, nancy, pike, and the rest getting caught up in a shared delusion or hallucination

quite interesting stuff but i agree with you that the prose does not flow as it does in some of his other work
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:14 PM
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4. a suffusion of yellow
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:35 PM
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6. Clans of the Alphane Moon
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:37 PM
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7. dammit! that's the one i couldn't think of...
i KNEW there was another i wanted to put up there.


my bad.
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