The Transmigration of Timothy Archer by Philip K. Dick

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Read The Transmigration of Timothy Archer Online Free - The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, the final novel in the trilogy that also includes Valis and The Divine Invasion, is an anguished, learned, and very moving investigation of the paradoxes of belief. It is the story of Timothy Archer, an urbane Episcopal bishop haunted by the suicides of his son and mistress - and driven by them into a bizarre quest for the identity of Christ.

Title : The Transmigration of Timothy Archer
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ISBN : 0679734449
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 255 pages


Lyn rated it ★★★★☆

May 05, 2016

My first thoughts about The Transmigration of Timothy Archer was what a terrible shame, what a great loss that Philip K. Dick died so young. His voice had matured in the 80s but his imagination and his speculative genius was still very much intact and vibrant as in the 50s. My second thought was...

Bradley rated it ★★★★★

July 16, 2017

This is a re-read for me and perhaps not exactly my favorite of his last and greatest sequence of linked novels that began with VALIS, but it is still profound and beautiful. Truly, it is a very good book, but it stands as both a major departure from PKD's normal fiction. That's to say, it's a nov...

Darwin8u rated it ★★★★☆

June 15, 2016

“No single thing abides; and all things are fucked up.” ― Philip K. Dick, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer Transmigration of Timothy Archer was brilliant in parts, very engaging, but there were also pieces that just didn't quite fit. I'm willing to give PKD a lot of credit for attempting, so l...

Stuart rated it ★★★☆☆

November 26, 2015

The Transmigration of Timothy Archer: Explores madness, suicide, faith, the occult Originally posted at Fantasy Literature Philip K Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth (1985) and VALIS (1981) were strange but moving attempts to make sense of his bizarre religious experiences in 1974 when a hyper-rational al...

Robert rated it ★★★★★

January 31, 2011

Some notes upon finishing the book. This is NOT the third book in the "VALIS Trilogy". It is what the author says it is in What If Our World Is Their Heaven, a literary novel that took more out of him to write than four SF novels. He had something to get out about life in general, and his experien...

Jamie rated it ★★★★☆

July 31, 2007

see Dick. See Dick run. See Dick write about the sacred quest to escape one's body and transcend the narrow human perception of experience through the ongoing search for the essential logos via the ingestion of psychedelic mushrooms while retracing the steps of the Christ. (pant)

Linda rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 17, 2017

Well, I hate to say this but this was my least favorite of the VALIS books. My guess is because it was too mainstream and not enough far-out weird stuff. So even though a lot of the religious stuff bored me (mostly because a lot of it is just over my head), the story itself with Angel, Tim, and a...

Gray rated it ★★★★☆

June 18, 2016

“The fixed idea of madness is fascinating, if you are inclined toward viewing with interest something that is palpably impossible yet nonetheless exists.” (p.97) The Transmigration of Timothy Archer is the final novel Philip K. Dick completed before his untimely death in March 1982. Often listed a...

fromcouchtomoon rated it ★★★★☆

May 07, 2016

Easier to pay attention to than The Divine Invasion, but still heavy on the Sunday School, I find myself missing the mind-trip of the previous novels. PKD seems to handle women better as first-person female protags. The best parts are when Angel philosophizes about books and records.

Maureen rated it ★★★★★

October 28, 2010

wow. well, this is pretty fresh in my mind, and it's been a couple of weeks. that doesn't surprise me though because the ideas that dick toyed with in his last cycle of books are to me the most compelling, indeed the most disturbing and challenging to my mind. dick's narrator angel archer is one...

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