The Man in the High Castle
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 jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan. This... show more
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 jointly 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 awake.
Publish date: June 30th 1992
Pages no: 259
Edition language: English
“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...