The Man in the High Castle
“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” – New York TimesIt'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 twenty years... show more
“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” – New York TimesIt'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 twenty 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.Winner of the Hugo Award
Publish date: January 24th 2012
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
“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...
This book was my first exposure to any of Phillip K. Dick's works, and I have to say that just based on this one, I'm not terribly impressed. That's not to say that I feel this is a bad work by any means, and perhaps I'm missing some greater meaning here, but I simply don't get some of the fanfare s...
This is one of those books that has been around long enough in the cultural consciousness that I'm not sure I have much to add to the discourse. I will say this book wasn't quite what I expected. It is difficult to read in places, as the racism element is an important part of the book (which I expec...