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The Man In The High Castle review

The Man in the High Castle -

This is the book that won Philip Dick the Hugo award 2 years before I was born. It is an alternate history that takes place approx 15 years after the Axis wins WWII. The few jews left are in hiding under assumed names, the United States has been divided in two between Germany and Japan, and it's rumored that Germany is planning a nuclear strike against Japan to take what's left of the world for themselves. Against this backdrop is told the story of a few individuals and their struggles in a very sympathetic way. Even though it is Sci-Fi, the story is empty enough of genre cliches to be of interest to everyone, I think. The ending is pretty weird and you may have to think about it for awhile.