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  • The Man in the High Castle
  • Philip K. Dick
  • English
  • 22 November 2019
  • 9780679740674
The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle characters ò 100 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. 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 tell where they begin and the godhead leaves off It is not hubris not pride it is inflation of the ego to its ultimate confusion between him who worships and that which is worshiped Man has not eaten God God has eaten man If Franklin Delano Roosevelt had been assassinated in 1934 instead of dying of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1945 what would the world look like Do our lives our futures hang on the shoulders of one man The New Deal that gave Roosevelt so much power so much influence with the American public would not have been possible if presented by a different man a less sure man a man willing to make deals to pass the legislation even if it guts the intent of the program The American people have probably never trusted a politician as much as they trusted FDR So if we remove him from history during those critical years in the 1940s when the world went mad what would happen Philip K Dick is going to tell you We lose The Pacific States form a new country called The Pacific States of America and are controlled by Imperial Japan A Rocky Mountain States is formed as a buffer between The Reich Controlled East Coast of America and the PSA Europe is under the management of the Reich The Soviets were completely destroyed by the Reich and most were exterminated A cold war has sprung up between the two remaining superpowers the Japanese and the Reich Adolf Hitler has descended into madnessbatshit crazy madness not the garden variety I want to rule the world madness Old Adolf supposed to be in a sanitarium somewhere living out his life of senile paresis Syphilis of the brain dating back to his poor days as a bum in Viennalong black coat dirty underwear flophouses There is this interesting film called Max starring John Cusack from 2002 that was directed by Menno Meyjes It discusses the possibility of what would have happened if Hitler had been accepted as an artist Would he have channeled his anger into something edifying than world destruction I know that others besides myself must have watched that film but they seem to be few and far between Noah Taylor plays the young frustrated HitlerMartin Bormann has been in charge of the Reich but with his death a power struggle has broken out between Joseph Goebbels Reinhard Heydrich and Hermann G ring for the ultimate leadership The thought of those men surviving the war gives me a chill Hitler may have brought the vision but these were the men who implemented it Robert Childan owns an Americana antiue business on Montgomery Street in San Francisco The Japanese are avid collectors of old American gadgets comic books and toys He used to run a bookstore but found that dealing in Americana was much profitable He isn t an expert which as the story unfolds creates some issues for him People don t mind paying exorbitant prices as long as what they buy is legitimate He meets a young progressive Japanese couple who want to discuss a future based on the book by Hawthorne Abendsen called The Grasshopper Lies Heavy which presents an alternative reality where the Axis lost and the Allies won It is still different from our present day but certainly recognizable than the dystopia of The Man in the High Castle Philip K Dick is having a bit of fun writing an alternative reality which includes a novel about alternative reality The young couple are very disappointed to learn that Childan has not read the book They assumed that any American would want to read this book They were also disappointed that Childan when pressed for his own philosophical take on this life mouths the platitudes of the controlling governments because he thinks that is what his potential clients want to hear I expected from one of my own kind a retired bookseller but in his defense he doesn t want unwarranted attention He doesn t want change as much as he wants to be safe What they do not comprehend is man s helplessness I am weak small of no conseuence to the universe It does not notice me I live on unseen But why is that bad Isn t it better that way Whom the gods notice they destroy Be small and you will escape the jealousy of the great Mokkei Tiger from the 13th CenturyChildan does get a glimmer of a lost past that might be reclaimed by the future when he holds the Frank Frink jewelry collection in his hands Frink has recently left his work of employment where he made replica guns from America s past for those Japanese collectors to start his own business designing and creating original jewelry To Childan the jewelry is much than just pretty bobbles to adorn women s throats fingers and wrists It represents the American ingenuity that used to determine the fashions trends and innovations that led the world Meanwhile Frink s ex wife who lives in the RMS has taken up with a truck driver who is not who he says he is He has an agenda involving The Man in the High Castle The man Abendsen who has taken the world by storm with his book depicting a different outcome from the warThe I Ching plays a pivotal role as characters use I Ching to make decisions Dick also used the I Ching to determine the twists of the plot as he was writing it Having difficulty making decisions Do you find that most of the time you make poor decisions Turn your life over to the I Ching Your future will no longer be your faultThis book convinced me of the viability of this alternative reality I certainly would have read about this world that Dick created The ending is open because Dick had always planned to write a seuel but he couldn t progress on the second book because he couldn t stand the thought of going back and reading about Nazis I m in the same boat recently with all the history channels that I normally watch suddenly becoming obsessed with everything Third Reich This is disturbing to me because programming is based off viewership and obviously they have determined that people are tuning in to watch Nazi documentaries than other much fascinating time periods of world history Sigh I don t know what that means has recently filmed the pilot episode of a new series based on The Man in the High Castle The episode is available on streaming I read this book another lifetime ago but wanted to refresh my memory before watching the pilot episode I m glad I did as much of my memories of the book had eroded into snippets of disjointed pieces There is much in the book than what I ve discussed but I hope what I have decided to highlight will encourage people to read this novel of science fiction that also can rest comfortably on the same shelf as literature If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visithttpwwwjeffreykeetencomI also have a Facebook blogger page at

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The Man in the High Castle characters ò 100 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. 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 actually began in the thirties as Roosevelt is described as having been assassinated Taking a roving perspective amidst several characters and some loosely connected interwoven storylines PKD explores a world where America is divided into three distinct sections and controlled by either Japan or Germany The story also explores racism as well as common PKD themes of confused realities and subjective perceptions Most interestingly is that there is a book within the book written by the man in the high castle where the allies won the war

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The Man in the High Castle characters ò 100 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