|Plot Summary of The Man In The High Castle|
The Japanese and Germans won the Second World War in 1947. Now it is 1962, and they are still jockeying subtly for power over their halves of the world, and especially in the former U.S. Frank Frink, an LA metalworker in one of the industries that fabricates historic weapons and other fake antiques for an avid collector's market, is recently divorced and has lost his job. His ex-wife Juliana is a judo instructor in Colorado. They, along with Robert Childan (a dealer in collectibles), a spy known as Baynes, and several Japanese and German bureaucrats, wonder about Hawthorne Abendsen, the "Man in the High Castle," who wrote a bestselling novel in which FDR wasn't assassinated early in his first term, the Italians betrayed the Axis, and the British won the war.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
Set in 1962, in a world where the Germans and Japanese won WWII (or did they?). Ordinary Americans, living in a Japanese dominated society, go about their business and lives in a familiar, but strangely different world.
This synopsis report prepared by Doon
|Chapter Analysis of The Man In The High Castle|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- alternate history
Repressive society story
- strict rationing of freedoms/goods
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- blue collar worker
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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