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The Library of Babel

A Spin-off of http://bookwormshead.blogspot.co.uk

The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick What should had happened if Nazist Germany had won World War II? This novel is a possible answer to the question and it's a rare example of "earthly science fiction".

Quoting the Italian title of the book, Swastika is over the sun and Dick tries to explain us the reasons why.

Yet I remember how I was disappointed while reading at this book for the relatively few interesting elements given by the author. I mean, starting from such a premise Dick could use more imagination while he hadn't, mantaining a low and dry profile in narration.

On a similar theme I'm curious to have a look to the more recent "The plot against America" by Philip Roth which imagines the anti-semite aviator Charles Lindbergh defeating Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the American 1940 presidential elections.