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The Man in the High Castle

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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

Jun 02, 2008 – Dick's Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost WWII. Some 20 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, the major hegemonic states. But the tension between these two powers is mounting, and this stress is playing out in the western U.S. Through a collection of characters in various states of posing (spies, sellers of falsified goods, others with secret identities), Dick provides an intriguing tale about life and history as it relates to authentic and manufactured reality. Tom Weiner reveals an impressive vocal range that delivers the host of characters with distinct culture, class and gender personas, which helps to sort the various plot strands. His prose reading is engaging, though sometimes lacks sufficient emphasis and energy.

Customer Reviews

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 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.

Truly Original

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.

The Man in the High Castle
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Feb 28, 2017
  • Publisher: HMH Books
  • Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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