The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

The Man in the High Castle

By Philip K. Dick

  • Release Date: 2012-08-02
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings
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'Truth, she thought. As terrible as death. But harder to find.'

America, fifteen years after the end of the Second World War. The winning Axis powers have divided their spoils: the Nazis control New York, while California is ruled by the Japanese. But between these two states - locked in a cold war - lies a neutal buffer zone in which legendary author Hawthorne Abendsen is rumoured to live. Abendsen lives in fear of his life for he has written a book in which World War Two was won by the Allies. . .


  • Good idea poorly executed

    By JohnMcG82
    I read this book after seeing a trailer for the TV series on Amazon. I found the language and the writing style throughout to be poor. The author clearly was trying to create a visually stunning piece but fails epically. The descriptions are basic and almost childlike in places not to mention the poor grammar associated with the Japanese characters (which I assumed was to create an accent??). The reason I continued to read was the basic premise of the book. The idea behind the story was very original and interesting but Philip K Dick didn't seem to have to skill or insight to see it through. Eventually, after slugging through such pain, we as readers are rewarded with a conclusion that fails to deliver and tries to be too arty/intelligent for the characters the story involves. The work simply fizzles out into nothingness....