Anyone else experience some books this way? I got to say that I'm reading The Divine Invasion by Philip K Dick and totally experience it that way, I read his book The Cosmic Puppets and it was a little like that but not really, The Divine Invasion is the real deal and I plan on reading VALIS, its precursor, next to try and keep the experience going.
These books use science fiction as a medium but its something more, quasi-mystical and magico-religious, God features as one of the main actors in The Divine Invasion and after a 2000 year exile he's coming back to earth to try and defeat Belial, the adversary, the earth meanwhile is governed by a curious amalgemation of Christianity, Islam and communism, created by the fusion of them all into a single authoritarian, and seemingly athiestic, super authoritarianism. What its really about is what it is to be human and have a mind.
Two other books I experienced this with were The Anubis Gates and The Drawing of The Dark by Tim Powers. Power's books take actual events and create a whole underlying and underpinning fantastic, fabulous and magical string of causation surrouding them, I find his books a total trip and they make life itself totally fantastical for the time you're reading his books and for a while afterwards.
Anyone else read any totally trippy books and want to recommend me some?