The Man in the High Castle
Philip K. Dick
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It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.
This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake.
From Publishers Weekly
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Why waste time on "City of Bones"?
That's what I read before this. It was like having a McDonald's burger - & then going to a steakhouse. Packed with meaning and layers of possibility, new ways of seeing the old ... and difficult to put down. Will be reading more PKD next.
Hard to put down, impossible not to think about after finishing
For anyone who's never read any PKD, this book is a good starting point. Set in San Francisco and Colorado in 1962, there are three loosely connected stories of people who learn the hard way that things aren't what they seem in a world where Germany and Japan defeated America in World War II and are on their way to their own cold war. It deals with themes of authenticity, altered reality, and identity. I would love to see a film adaptation of this if the right director can be found.
I demand 2 hours of my life back!!!