Book Review – The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle
by Philip Dick, 1962

I enjoyed seasons 1 and 2 of The Man in the High Castle on Amazon Prime, though there really aren’t any “likeable” characters. I think the TV adaptation of the book is the much better than the book itself. The premise of the book/show is that Germany and Japan won WWII and now jointly occupy the United States, though there is a alternate history book (in the book) or film (in the show) that shows the Allies winning the war. PKD writes with halting sentence fragments in a way that obstructed flow instead of sped it up. The character of Joe is much better in the TV series than the book. While PKD is a master of science fiction, I suggest skipping the book and watching the show.

With the job search, I haven’t been able to finish many books lately. This one, in book on tape form, sustained me on my drives to/from the airport.

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