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The Man in the High CastleIt 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.

10 thoughts on “The Man in the High Castle


  1. says:

    On Wednesday I found myself at a party an occurrence itself worthy of remark at which everyone wore I m currently reading stickers, so I had several opportunities to explain why I was loving The Man in the High Castle One such conversation went like this So what s that about Well, it s scifi Or rather speculative fiction Er, hm No I don t do scifi But it s got Nazis Oh my god I love Nazis Another conversation involved me explaining to a white guy how interesting I a half Japanese guy found reading about defeated white Americans kowtowing to their Japanese overlords The awkwardness of the words coming out of my mouth did not even occur to me for several sentences.I m pretty sure at some point during the evening I also said, with party speaking volume, I think I really like Dick Sometimes I wish English had fewer homophones.Suffice it to say that I am swearing off parties and returning to my safe, almost completely awkwardness free hermetic lifestyle.Ok, this book Let me just establish that neither the Nazi lover nor I are, in fact, Nazi lovers or racists or no racist than the average person , and that despite or perhaps because of the uncomfortable conversations this book might occasion, it s a great read My former experience with Phillip K Dick whose first name and middle initial are considerably important in conversation than heretofore imagined was with a collection of his short stories, which was amusing but very much in the Atomic Age sort of a vein THE BO...


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    3 1 2 starsScientifically and politically, this is absolute genius The way Philip K Dick masterfully rewrites history and portrays this alternate United States is quite incredible and I can easily see why the guy has such a huge following That being said, while this novel is undeniably clever, I think what it lacks is a human touch I found it hard to care about any of the mishmash of characters, which for me means that I ultimately found it hard to care about the direction of the story and its outcome.What this novel does best of all is remind people how close the Nazis came to winning the Second World War The author changes events during the war only slightly, but it makes a huge difference in the long run Generally, people who aren t historians probably don t tend to think about the reality of this situation which for most people alive today seems of a completely different world and time The Second World War seems somewhat unreal, a story told in textbooks and retold in movies about how the bad guys started killing people and naturally th...


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    Original review, Feb 22 2016 DISCLAIMER It would evidently be irresponsible to call Donald Trump a Nazi merely on the strength of a recent speech in which he suggested it would be desirable to shoot Muslims using bullets dipped in pig s blood A plausible interpretation is that this is no than the result of dispassionately calculating that the upside in terms of increasing his attractiveness to the ignorant racist demographic is larger than the downside in terms of decreasing his appeal to many people who already can t stand him But I admit that I m no expert on these matters, and I could be wrong._______________________ Update, Mar 13 2016 look at me im davy crockett says, in comment 80,there is no reason to attempt to reason with Manny he is a neurotic bigoted freak who is clearly so deeply insane or at least disturbed in how obsessive he is and should on matters of his repeated spam, violating ToS should be banned without having to consider him personally or his speechLooking at ...


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    They want to be the agents, not the victims, of history They identify with God s power and believe they are godlike That is their basic madness They are overcome by some archtype their egos have expanded psychotically so that they cannot tell where they begin and the godhead leaves off It is not hubris, not pride it is inflation of the ego to its ultimate confusion between him who worships and that which is worshiped Man has not eaten God God has eaten man If Franklin Delano Roosevelt had been assassinated in 1934 instead of dying of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1945, what would the world look like Do our lives, our futures, hang on the shoulders of one man The New Deal that gave Roosevelt so much power, so much influence with the American public, would not have been possible if presented by a different man, a less sure man, a man willing to make deals to pass the legislation even if it guts the intent of the program The American people have probably never trusted a politician as much as they trusted FDR So if we remove him from history during those critical years in the 1940s when the world went mad, what would happen Philip K Dick is going to tell you We lose The Pacific States form a new country called The Pacific States of America and are controlled by Imperial Japan A Rocky Mountain Stat...


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    Fans of Philip K Dick and science fiction might be underwhelmed by The Man in the High Castle since, other than passing mention of cross continent rocket ship travel and a German exploration of Mars, there really isn t any science or signature PKD craziness or large scale action rather, Dick s 1962 book is alternative history, the aftermath in the United States after Germany and Japan win World War II and a novel of ideas There are a number of crisscrossing plots, colorful main characters, applications of the ancient Chinese I Ching however, by my reading, the heartbeat of the novel is the author s historical, political, social commentary, reflections on cross cultural miscommunication and observations on racial and ethnic prejudice all laced with a healthy dose of black humor.Ah, black humor, as in this snatch of dialogue when judo instructor Juliana Frink talks with a fellow American, Joe the truck drive in a Colorado small town Did you hear the Bob Hope show the other night she called He told this really funny joke, the one whe...


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    Thank God, this is fiction, at least in our dimension WELCOME TO 1962 It is impossible that ours is the only world there must be world after world unseen by us, in some region or dimension that we simply do not perceive. This book is a frightening glimpse of how our world could been if the Axis Powers would have won the World War II.The Nazi Germany and the Imperial Japan won and they divided the planet between them Even the United States is now divided with the East Coast dominated by Nazis and the West Coast under Japanese control having a neutral zone in the middle of the country.And the most frightening of all is that now there is a Cold War between Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan Where the Nazis have now Nuclear Technology and Hidrogen Bombs at their disposal.Now rockets is the normal way to travel between countries in a matter of less than an hour And Earth has become too small for the Nazis, where now they are using Space Rocket Technology to colonize the Moon, Mars and Venus.Slavery is back Racial persecution is enforced Extermination Camps are still active...


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    Philip K Dick was certainly a brilliant man and a gifted writer His imagined dystopia of a world split between the victorious Reich and Imperial Japan is chilling and realistic Ok, perhaps colonisation of Mars in 1962 is a bit of a stretch, but the depiction of San Francisco under the Japanese administration was excellent His characters were vivid and lifelike His villain was somewhat predicable, but still a fascinating one The dystopia he describes particularly the horrors of unbridled fascism in Africa, etc is terrifying I enjoyed the internal monologues and the dialogs very much Perhaps, Haruki Murakami was somewhat inspired by Philip K Dick to leave the story with lots of questions unanswered That being said, there is a humanity to the characters and I became attached to several of them One thing I found a bit incoherent albeit a key to the plot, was the obsession with I Ching I know lots of Japanese people and have been to Japan a dozen times, and it seems to me highly improbable that the Japanese would turn so obsessively to Taoism and superstition because Shintoism and Buddhism are so ingrained in their culture which to my understanding is nearly the polar opposi...


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    The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick, winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, is classic, very good science fiction It is the story of a segmented and defeated United States after the Axis powers won World War II This alternate history actually began in the thirties as Roosevelt is described as having been assassinated Taking a roving perspective amidst several characters and some loosely connected interwoven storylines, PKD explores a world where...


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    I think this book broke my brain.I mean, it s so many things tied up in a slim little volume an alt history what if Germany and Japan had won the Second World War, a meditation on the inability to ever accurately try to reconstruct what might have beens, one of the most interesting literary experiments I ve ever read, a look at chance and fate in how the world unfolds, and a book that can definitely bend your sense of reality.Note The rest of this re...


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    have you ever thought about what life would be like had the axis powers won WWII a world where every morning begins with a heil, hitler and the i ching is consulted for every decision because i sure havent at least, not until i read this book i actually didnt even know alternative history was a thing when it came to genres, but i am here for it from a historical standpoint, this book is fascinating this is my first PKD book and i was blown away by the world building i could really tell that he was very knowledgable about the events of WWII by not only imagining a convincing reality where the events of WWII were different from today, but by also creating an additional alternative history where the allies won within the original alternate history what really got me was how it was only one small change that created this whole different reality very interesting stuff, conceptually however, even though i thought the idea of this book, and world building surrounding that idea, was remarkable, i cant ignore the fact that i didnt really enjoy the story itself it kind of felt like i was reading a history textbook the writing was very intense and devoid of any sort of personalisation which is all well and good from a factual standpoint but from a novel, i just was wanting a little emotion this, and also the lack of any sort of plot, made it difficult to ...

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