The Man in the High Castle: Season 2 – A Review

Hey guys!
With season 3 of The Man in the High Castle on our doorstep, it was about time I finished #2. So let’s see whether it’s any good!

 

The Plot:
In this season, Joe finds out more about his past while John Smith has to deal with a plot against Hitler. Juliana is still trying to find out what the movies of the man in the high castle mean as the world falls apart…

 

The Rating:
You might know my review on the novel and that I was less than impressed by Philip K. Dick. I had expected to much more. And this show finally delivers. Season 1 built up to many of the fascinating moments in season 2.
I love that we dive deeper into the characters’ life and souls which makes the whole thing even more interesting. In this show nothing is just black and white. Even the worst monster has a humane side. The side plot with Smith’s family was very moving and extremely conflicting. There are many plot twist you won’t see coming and I can’t wait to see where season 3 will take us in that regard. Continue reading

Book vs. TV Show: The Man in the High Castle

Hello my lovely readers!
Not too long ago, I did a book review on Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle. I was super excited to check out Amazon’s adaptation of the story into a series. So I sat down, and binge-watched…

 

The Plot:
America 1962. The Second World War ended almost 20 years ago, but it didn’t turn out the way we know. In this novel, the Nazis won. The U. S. was divided into different zones, occupied by the Nazis and Japan. However, a resistance is working against the regime…

 

Book vs. TV Show:
Those of you who read my book review will know that I had my troubles with Philip K. Dick’s novel. While I consider the story itself both fascinating and horrifying, the way he carried it out wasn’t really to my liking. As the book was rather short and many aspect felt undeveloped and pale, I was very excited about the TV show, as it would provide more time to lay out certain events. Moreover, the book ended kind of in the middle of everything, not answering a single question that was raised. That really annoyed me, so once more, I got my hopes up for the show to continue where the book ended.
So I sat down, made myself comfortable and waited for Amazon to blow me away.
Well, they did a pretty good job! The cast is very well picked and, honestly, I couldn’t find a single actor or actress who didn’t fit in perfectly. You can also tell how much effort they put into making everything look realistic. Every little detail was taken care of. Continue reading

Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Hey Guys!
Today I want to talk about a book I’ve wanted to read for ages. Ever since the first trailer for the Amazon series came out, this novel has been sitting on my to-read list. Is it worth all the fuss?

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick - Cover from Goodsreads

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick – Cover from Goodsreads

 

The Plot:
America 1962. The Second World War ended almost 20 years ago, but it didn’t turn out the way we know. In this novel, the Nazis won. The U. S. was divided into different zones, occupied by the Nazis and Japan. However, a resistance is working against the regime…

 

The Rating:
First of all: The Plot is absolutely fascinating. As horrifying as the idea itself is, I was still intrigued by the little details Philip K. Dick came up with. The alternate reality he created seems almost as real as ours.
Well, but no matter how interesting the story is, there are a few flaws I cannot ignore. Continue reading