While Valis might not be the most exciting or radical of Dick’s novels, it’s likely the one that’s best written. Decades of writing experience seep through the flowing, eloquent, snarky prose that makes even stuff like complete madman’s textbook-style reinterpretation of the Bible and laws of nature completely addicting to read.
|Eloquent, snarky prose||The story kinda goes nowhere in the end|
|Mind-blowing, complex sci-fi setting (unless the narrator is just insane and most of it is his delusion)|
Mysterious, immersing atmosphere
Fascinating, likable, interesting characters
|Captivating plot makes you constantly question if strange things are really happening, or is the narrator just insane|
|Vast knowledge on Bible and related mythology|