The Man in the High Castle (E–pub)

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review The Man in the High Castle 103 summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philip K. Dick summary The Man in the High Castle S earlier the United States lost a war and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and JapanThis harrowing Hugo Award winning novel is the work that established Philip K Dick as an innovator in science. 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 humorAh 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 where this German major is interviewing some Martians The Martians can t provide racial documentation about their grandparents being Aryan you know So the German major reports back to Berlin that Mars is populated by Jews Meanwhile the German Reichs Consul in San Francisco Freiherr Hugo Reiss doesn t fine Bob Hope one bit funny in point of fact he thinks the Aryan super race might indeed find Jews on Mars since those loathsome Jewish vermin are everywhere elsePKD 1960s style self referential postmodern metafiction anyone Novel within a novel The Grasshopper Lies Heavy by Hawthorne Abendsen is about what the present day world would look like if Germany and Japan lost the war Abendsen s novel is all the rage an honest to goodness American literary fad the book is banned back in Germany and in lands such as the Eastern United States controlled by Germany Curiously rumors have it the author of the outrageous Grasshopper bestseller is a paranoid living in isolation on a Wyoming mountain in a fortress like house surrounded by barbed wire and heavy artillery calling himself The Man in the High Castle Perhaps the author s armed isolated fortress isn t such a bad idea since Freiherr Hugo Reiss has a predictable Nazi reaction when reading the book Maybe this Abendsen is a Jew They re still at it trying to poison us Actual name probably Abendstein If Abendstein should be found dangling from the ceiling some fine morning it would be a sobering notice to anyone who might be influenced by this book We would have had the last word Written the postscript And such a paranoid racist mindset is hardly confined to the German Nazis Here are the thoughts of Robert Childan a good old American boy from San Francisco after his less than satisfying business dealings with someone who is Jewish We live in a society of law and order where Jews can t pull their subtleties on the innocent We re protected I don t know why I didn t recognize the racial characteristics when I saw him Evidently I m easily deceived Without law I d be at their mercy He could have convinced me of anything It s a form of hypnosis They can control an entire society With its scathing satire on culture and society and novel within a novel in many ways The Man in the High Castle reminded me of JR by William Gaddis than PKD s other science fiction Similar to Gaddis all the men and women are than happy to spout their opinions and observations about the arts and books and literature and than happy to make strident pronouncements about culture history and race not only on the Jews but among others Blacks Italians Japanese Germans Swedes White Americans Puerto Ricans Irish Turns out the author of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy claims his nightmarish novel is about the state of the world as it currently exists Perhaps PKD is telling us indirectly he is making a similar claim in his The Man in the High Castle Ratu Bergaun Hitam (Sersan Grung Grung) rocket ship travel and a German exploration of Mars there Alcohol really isn t any science or signature PKD craziness or large scale action The Book of Robert E Howard Book 1 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 Maynards Industrial Engineering Handbook McGraw Hill Standard Handbooks reading the heartbeat of the novel is the author s historical political social commentary Our Heritage A Brief History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints reflections on cross cultural miscommunication and observations on The Prize really funny joke the one where this German major is interviewing some Martians The Martians can t provide Kepple racial documentation about their grandparents being Aryan you know So the German major The Second Book of Robert E Howard race might indeed find Jews on Mars since those loathsome Jewish vermin are everywhere elsePKD 1960s style self The Vampire Stories of R Chetwynd Hayes referential postmodern metafiction anyone Novel within a novel The Grasshopper Lies Heavy by Hawthorne Abendsen is about what the present day world would look like if Germany and Japan lost the war Abendsen s novel is all the Of Mice and Men rage an honest to goodness American literary fad the book is banned back in Germany and in lands such as the Eastern United States controlled by Germany Curiously Tom Goes to Kindergarten rumors have it the author of the outrageous Grasshopper bestseller is a paranoid living in isolation on a Wyoming mountain in a fortress like house surrounded by barbed wire and heavy artillery calling himself The Man in the High Castle Perhaps the author s armed isolated fortress isn t such a bad idea since Freiherr Hugo Reiss has a predictable Nazi The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume II reaction when The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption reading the book Maybe this Abendsen is a Jew They The Damned Never Die re still at it trying to poison us Actual name probably Abendstein If Abendstein should be found dangling from the ceiling some fine morning it would be a sobering notice to anyone who might be influenced by this book We would have had the last word Written the postscript And such a paranoid Scholastic Success with 2nd Grade Workbook racist mindset is hardly confined to the German Nazis Here are the thoughts of Robert Childan a good old American boy from San Francisco after his less than satisfying business dealings with someone who is Jewish We live in a society of law and order where Jews can t pull their subtleties on the innocent We The Hound of the Baskervilles re protected I don t know why I didn t 僕のヒーローアカデミア すまっしゅ 4 racial characteristics when I saw him Evidently I m easily deceived Without law I d be at their mercy He could have convinced me of anything It s a form of hypnosis They can control an entire society With its scathing satire on culture and society and novel within a novel in many ways The Man in the High Castle INTERRACIAL ROMANCE An African American Romance Book 2 Interracial BWWM Romance Short Stories reminded me of JR by William Gaddis than PKD s other science fiction Similar to Gaddis all the men and women are than happy to spout their opinions and observations about the arts and books and literature and than happy to make strident pronouncements about culture history and Silverthorn race not only on the Jews but among others Blacks Italians Japanese Germans Swedes White Americans Puerto Ricans Irish Turns out the author of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy claims his nightmarish novel is about the state of the world as it currently exists Perhaps PKD is telling us indirectly he is making a similar claim in his The Man in the High Castle

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review The Man in the High Castle 103 summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philip K. Dick summary The Man in the High Castle 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. 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 uestions 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 opposite of Tao That being said it allowed PDK to make his typical forays into the psyche of his characters I wondered also if the Man in the High Castle was not a self portrait Also the idea of a book of alternate reality The Grasshopper Lies Heavy inside this book of alternate reality was a nice touch PDK was great with these Russian doll moves in his books reminds me a bit of the recent SNL sketches I listened to this as an audiobook on Audible and found it pretty good although Joe s accent at times sounded Russian than Italian I have not watched the TV show derived from this classic scifi novel but can say that it stands very solidly on its own and is up there with the other novels of PDK that I have read Highly recommended Will stick around in your brain for a while after reading it Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier 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 uestions 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 opposite of Tao That being said it allowed PDK to make his typical forays into the psyche of his characters I wondered also if the Man in the High Castle was not a self portrait Also the idea of a book of alternate de Munich La Libration. 1938-1944 (Points histoire) reality The Grasshopper Lies Heavy inside this book of alternate Essays Biographical Critical and Historical IIlustrative of the Rambler Adventurer Idler and of the Various Periodical Papers Volume 1 reality was a nice touch PDK was great with these Russian doll moves in his books Captain Action Riddle of the Glowing Men reminds me a bit of the Unbridled Unlikely Lovers #1 recent SNL sketches I listened to this as an audiobook on Audible and found it pretty good although Joe s accent at times sounded Russian than Italian I have not watched the TV show derived from this classic scifi novel but can say that it stands very solidly on its own and is up there with the other novels of PDK that I have Romancing the Werewolf read Highly How to Do What You Love & Earn What You’re Worth as a Programmer recommended Will stick around in your brain for a while after The Business Romantic reading it

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review The Man in the High Castle 103 summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philip K. Dick summary The Man in the High Castle It'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 year. Original review Feb 22 2016DISCLAIMER 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 2016look at me im davy crockett says in comment 80there 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 the original review I am a little uncertain about just what it is that Mr Crockett is so violently taking exception to I posted a link to a video clip in which Donald Trump suggested that it would be a good idea to shoot Muslims using bullets dipped in pig s blood I went on say that I DIDN T think this made him a Nazi just a politician who is trying to please the ignorant racist demographic I concluded that since I was no expert on the subject I might be mistakenWell I m baffled Mr Crockett clearly doesn t like something I ve said Does he thinka that the video clip in uestion has been faked by the liberal media to discredit Mr Trumpb that the idea of shooting Muslims with bullets dipped in pig s blood will not please the ignorant racist demographic orc that I am in fact an expert on the subject and should not disingenuously claim the contraryMr Crockett please clarify I m sure other people would like to know too Update Aug 16 2017I wanted to wait until I had information a policy recently advocated by Mr Trump himself And I d hate to offend Mr Crockett further But all the same the evidence we ve acuired over the last few days does seem to increase the probability that Mr Trump is a Nazi He sounds sincere when defending the white supremacist terrorist attack in Charlottesville and one can t help feeling his behaviour means something That said I freely admit I haven t got a statistically tight argument yet It s just anecdotal


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    The Man in the High Castle (E–pub) summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philip K. Dick 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 thisSo what's that about?Well it's scifi Or rather speculative fictionEr hm No I don't do scifiBut it's got NazisOh my god I love NazisAnother conversation involve

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    The Man in the High Castle (E–pub) 3 12 starsScientifically and politically this is absolute genius The way Philip K Dick masterfully rewrites history and portrays this alternate United States is uite 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 th

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    The Man in the High Castle (E–pub) Original review Feb 22 2016DISCLAIMER 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 dippe

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    The Man in the High Castle (E–pub) Philip K. Dick ✓ 3 free read summary The Man in the High Castle “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 tel

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    The Man in the High Castle (E–pub) Fans of Philip K Dick and science fiction might be underwhelmed by The Man in the High Castle since other than

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    The Man in the High Castle (E–pub) 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 IIThe Nazi G

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    The Man in the High Castle (E–pub) summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick ✓ 3 free read 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

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    The Man in the High Castle (E–pub) Philip K. Dick ✓ 3 free read 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 d

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    summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick ✓ 3 free read The Man in the High Castle (E–pub) Hermann Göring the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany after Hitler fancied himself an art collector and scoured Europe to acuire masterpi

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    summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick ✓ 3 free read summary The Man in the High Castle 2 starsI was disappointed with this book; it ended up going nowhere Perhaps there was simply too much “other stuff” besides the plot like the Zen and Eastern mysticism in it to make it a worthwhile read for me It seemed like an overwhelmi

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  • Paperback
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  • The Man in the High Castle
  • Philip K. Dick
  • English
  • 10 June 2020
  • 9780679740674