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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The first 50 pages is all you need to get the idea...then STOP.
I don't care or have enough time to attempt articulating my frustration with this book.
In the first 50 pages, you get an idea for what a world dominated by the Nazi empire would look/feel like. Then from there...you read and read, waiting for any kind of plot development...and get nothing!
The book is not meant to be anything more than an author's exercise of vanity, which enabled him to "share his wondrous vision of a masterfully reimagined dystopia".... while writing about (and complementing) himself...all the way up to the rotten, jump-the-shark, final pages.
Not the Amazon Prime story. But you should read it.
If you buy the book expecting the story portrayed in the series on Amazon Prime you will be disappointed. This book though, is quite good.
Surprisingly short, it is packed with a good storyline, that is both fictional and a philosophy book in one.
No one writes like Dick. His prose is economical, and yet always vivid. His stories are so clever and thought-provoking. At the simplest, "The Man in the High Castle" is about an alternate reality, but more deeply it is about all reality and our constant struggle to perceive and understand it.