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Full title Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell [permalink]
Language English
Author Susanna Clarke (author)
Publisher Bloomsbury
Categories Alternate history and novel
Publisher series Bloomsbury Modern Classics
Publication year 2017
Original publication year 2004
ISBN 978-1-4088-9146-9 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 1009
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Full title The Man in the High Castle [permalink]
Language English
Author Philip K. Dick (author)
Publisher Vintage Books
Categories Alternate history and science fiction
Publication year 1992
Original publication year 1962
ISBN 0-679-74067-8 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 259
Synopsis

The Axis powers of Japan and Germany win WWII and divide the world among themselves. The story follows a small number of characters in this alternate history. The title comes from a fictitious novel called The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, written by Hawthorne Abendsen. Grasshopper is about an alternate history (from the novel's point of view) where the Allied forces won WWII. Being a heretical notion, Abendsen perpetuates a myth that he lives in a fortified house (castle); hence the title.

Review

It was a riveting read, but I was left wondering what the point of the novel was.

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