On July 15 I will begin blogging my favorite PKD novel, 'The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.' Scene by scene, chapter by chapter, I'll be analyzing the action, looking for common PKD themes and connections to other works, enjoying the new notes on the novel prepared by Jonathan Lethem for the Library of America release, and exploring scholarly work done on the novel (see the list of links below). Please join me and all the other Dick-Head regulars as we explore one of Philip K Dick's greatest and weirdest novels. Dick said this about the novel in an interview:
"I have read [3 Stigmata] and have the distinct impression that it was an extraordinary book -- so extraordinary that it may have no peer. It may be a unique book in the history of writing --nothing was ever done like this. And then I've read it over and thought it was completely crazy, just insane; not about insanity, it is insanity. God, it's a weird book."
Update: The SF Masterworks Series edition is difficult to get. I learned from the student bookstore at SFSU that the Vintage edition is currently the cheapest available:
Hopefully this will be a great collaboration. Please use the comments section of this post to suggest other supplemental reading materials, post your own thoughts on the novel or questions you'd like to see us address in our discussions, or simply let me know you plan to join the party.
For more secondary source material on 3 Stigmata see these posts:
A Satanic Bible: Eldritch Reviewed
Reviewer's Thumb Confused by Eldritch
Serving Up Even More Chew-Z Sources
Cover of the Day: Secondary Sources