|Full title||The Man in the High Castle [permalink]|
|Author||Philip K. Dick (author)|
|Categories||Alternate history and science fiction|
|Original publication year||1962|
|ISBN||0-679-74067-8 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
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.
It was a riveting read, but I was left wondering what the point of the novel was.