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The Man in the High Castle

Author:
Philip K. Dick (author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Publication year:
1992
Original publication year:
1962
ISBN:
0-679-74067-8
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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