The Man in the High Castle
Philip K. Dick's acclaimed cult novel gives us a horrifying glimpse of an alternative world - one where the Allies have lost the Second World War. In this nightmare dystopia the Nazis have taken over New York, the Japanese control California and the African continent is virtually wiped out. In a... show more
Philip K. Dick's acclaimed cult novel gives us a horrifying glimpse of an alternative world - one where the Allies have lost the Second World War. In this nightmare dystopia the Nazis have taken over New York, the Japanese control California and the African continent is virtually wiped out. In a neutral buffer zone in America that divides the world's new rival superpowers, lives the author of an underground bestseller. His book offers a new vision of reality - an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers were defeated - giving hope to the disenchanted. Does 'reality' lie with him, or is his world just one among many others?
Pages no: 249
Edition language: Deutsch
“The Man in the High Castle” is my second favourite PKD novel, after “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”. I read both novels in the same year, back in the day, along with “Ubik”, “VALIS” and “The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch”, and most of PKD's short fiction. Without doubt the most mind-bendi...
Interesting idea and liked the insight into the I-Ching but the book wasn't coherant to me. Several characters with their own stories which did not converge. Basic message seems to be that humans are powerless puppets in the hands of fate.
“Huh?” That was pretty much my reaction at the end of this book. The first and only other book I’ve read by Philip K. Dick was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. I thought that book had a weird ending, but I think The Man in the High Castle out-weirded that one. The general setting is in an ...
Książka trudna, skłaniająca do myślenia. Opowiadająca o alternatywnej rzeczywistości, w której to Niemcy, Włochy oraz Japonia wygrywają II wojnę światową. Jeśli chodzi o książki, które dzieją się w alternatywnej rzeczywistości, to tylko raz miałam przyjemność zapoznać się taką. Był to "Ja, inkwizy...
My roommate started watching the TV adaptation of this book, which I remembered reading for a class in college. I dug it out of an old box to give it another whirl... and was really okay with putting it in my donation pile when I finished. It's certainly an interesting story, but I wasn't very engag...
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