- VALIS and Eye in the Sky.<br>I was once going to
found a religion and have VALIS, the Idiot and Bunuel's
My Last Sigh as my holy texts. (I Wanted to hire a
bunch of those monkey with typewriters who worked on
Hamlet to put them through a couple of re-writes to get
the proper gloss on them. The actual writings of
jesus or moses would never have done.) Needless to say,
it never got off the ground. The theory is that
religions start with mystical insight, but get codified and
hyerarchical and stuffy, so it's just as well. Not to mention
the open atheism in Sigh.<br>Anyway--VALIS is a funny
(laugh out loud hysterical) book about the non-existance
of god--but possible existence of grace. Or maybe
not. It is closely related to radio free alblemuth
(which transmogrified into the "valis trilogy").<br>Eye
in the Sky is much earlier--the fifties, I belive
and again its about subjectivity, in part. It was the
first book by Dick I loved. A caveat. Dick's very
uneven and often very idionsycractic. Some stuff comes
off as pure crap and others work only when you're in
the "right mood". And that can be the mood of your
twenties versus the mood of your thirties, right mood. I
was never able to re-read Dostoevski--too intense. It
would have been an odd religion.
- I like the beginning of the story but was not the subject of the flash fiction a box? or did I miss one?
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