The Man in the High Castle

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 2, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
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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. . .

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User Review  - longhorndaniel - LibraryThing

So i read a lot of sci fi and this one left me scratching my head; way too undeveloped and lacked serious substance; at the end I really felt like Dick was just trying to spout his own beliefs in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Neftzger - LibraryThing

I started this book because I watched the first season of the Amazon series and loved it, but then lost interest during the second season because the plot appeared to be taking a different direction ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928, but lived most of his life in California, briefly attending the University of California at Berkeley in 1947. Among the most prolific and eccentric of science fiction writers, Dick's many novels and stories all blend a sharp and quirky imagination with a strong sense of the surreal. By the time of his death in 1982 he had written 36 science fiction novels and 112 short stories. Notable titles amongst the novels include The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968, later used as the basis for the film Blade Runner), Ubik (1969) and A Scanner Darkly (1977). The Man in the High Castle, perhaps his most painstakingly constructed and chilling novel, won a Hugo Award in 1963.

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