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#1577874 - 07/19/18 03:51 PM The Man in the High Castle: Phillip K. Dick
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Read the novel or watch the series "The Man in a High Castle," and consider this:



Parallel universes, Holographic/Computer Simulation Universe, etc. may not just be the stuff of science fiction, and even though physicists are postulating this more and more today, Phillip K Dick was hip to this notion way before it was ever part of popular culture.



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#1578420 - 07/23/18 11:02 AM Re: Author Phillip K Dick 1977 Address: [Re: Gretsch 6120]
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Seriously, if you haven't seen or read The Man in the High Castle you should. It's a great series and really thought provoking.
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#1578423 - 07/23/18 11:49 AM Re: Author Phillip K Dick 1977 Address: [Re: Gretsch 6120]
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Did the reading ..... kept me in the book for sure ~!! Might be not as fluid to watch the movie >>without first reading the novel ..

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#1578442 - 07/23/18 01:33 PM Re: Author Phillip K Dick 1977 Address: [Re: C Jo Go]
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I've read a LOT of PKD in my youth, but I don't remember this series. Thanks for the tip! Right now I'm reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, and it's not really captivating me— especially after reading The Kite Runner and being so engrossed in it.

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#1578455 - 07/23/18 02:53 PM Re: Author Phillip K Dick 1977 Address: [Re: Mooseboy]
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Just reading Carl Hiaasen --and the new Beatle /Rubber Soul from our Bruce
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#1578460 - 07/23/18 03:52 PM Re: Author Phillip K Dick 1977 Address: [Re: C Jo Go]
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Don’t overlook the fact The Man in the High Castle is scary as shit because it hits very close to home for all of us. It’s more reality than it is fiction……
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#1578462 - 07/23/18 04:13 PM Re: Author Phillip K Dick 1977 Address: [Re: Gretsch 6120]
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 Originally Posted By: Gretsch 6120
Don’t overlook the fact The Man in the High Castle is scary as shit because it hits very close to home for all of us. It’s more reality than it is fiction……
Thats one reason I watched the whole series ... ;\) Especially the reality of the Axis winning the war ...
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#1578606 - 07/24/18 05:08 PM Re: Author Phillip K Dick 1977 Address: [Re: C Jo Go]
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Just bought the book a few minutes ago.
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#1578611 - 07/24/18 05:43 PM Re: Author Phillip K Dick 1977 Address: [Re: Mooseboy]
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I watched a couple of the episodes and found it very disturbing, no need to subject myself to this.

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#1578666 - 07/25/18 09:37 AM Re: Author Phillip K Dick 1977 Address: [Re: Marty Gilman]
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I guess it's like with anything else (i.e., you enter at your own discretion). It's funny though because I almost didn't finish the first episode. In fact, I turned it off for a week or so before coming back to it and giving it another go simply because the subject matter interests me to no end. It took three or four episodes, but around episode 3 or 4 I was hooked and so was my wife. It's kind of a slow build, but it gets better as you get more invested. It's not overly graphic, which I can't stand gratuitous violence anyway. It is, however, violent at times, and even more so intentionally "disturbing," but no more so than the reality of this life itself IMO. And I think that's the point. Novels and shows like this really force the viewer to question the world they live in, and for any conscious and honest human being with a soul that's very uncomfortable. The reality in life--no matter the parallel version of reality--is that the lines between morality, social mores, loyalty to family, loyalty to country, and political affiliations can get very blurred very quickly and very easily. We are all more than the sum of any one of those things. Humans and social structures are fragile and complex things with fairly predictable outcomes.
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