right...and then i used the book about sonic youth using PKD's life experience leaving said novel behind in the book i read...
by the way, have you read anything else by him? if so, would you recommend We Can Build You over like say Ubik or Radio Free Albemuth?
and referring to Vallis, the borders i went to didn't have it so i got The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. it looks long enough to tie me over until i can scrounge up some money to find Vallis.