The Man in the High Castle
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The Man in the High Castle
Philip K. Dick
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Aug 1, 2018
Offering an alternate history that would become quite common as a fictional scenario but was exceedingly fresh at the time of its publication, The Man in the High Castle posits that the Axis powers have won World War II and come to subjugate the West. Despite the thriller-like political machinations and a few melodramatic set pieces, the real allure of the book lies in its depiction of fully realized individuals striving with varying degrees of both hypocrisy and authenticity to live right lives in a wrong environment. By turning upside down the postwar structures and balances that the reader knows by heart, Philip K. Dick illustrates the essential arbitrariness of the universe—and the need for empathy when victor becomes vanquished, and vice versa.
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Nov 6, 2018
Marvelous story, outstanding book!
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This novel makes you look around and think how different life might be, if only a small change had happened. It drives the importance of choice and the value of each moment.
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Apr 3, 2019
Far better than the Amazon series
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May 18, 2019
Disappointing ending
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