I just got done watching Radio Free Albemuth which is a depiction of Philip K. Dick's VALIS.
What did you guys think about the craaazy story?
Philip K. Dick was right
He was right. Couldn't finish Valis though it was just exhausting. Do Androids and the Minority Report short story were spot on though. A Scanner Darkly is my favorite book by him. Love that schizo speed-head
However pretensious and inept in his attempt intellectualize his point, Dick was definitely on to something, at the very least in terms of the deeper intuitions that marginalized people have about what is wrong with society.
Based on his Exegesis, he did believe all of it, but off and on. His views, just as his drugs, changed constantly and his novels are ways of exploring some of his paranoid/schizoid visions.
Both. PKD knew that he wasn't right in the head, that he perceived things that weren't real, and sort of accepted it. But, he also believed that a pink laser from space (obvious hallucination) warned him of his son's epileptic seizure (reality). The fact that this occurred--that something that couldn't be real still had a relationship to reality--pretty much undid any last shred of sanity he had. Then he wrote VALIS.