The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Wednesday, 30 March 2005

I’ve read a lot of Philip K. Dick and while this novel is supposedly his breakthrough work, The Man in the High Castle is my least favorite of his works. The basic premise is that the United States of America and Britain lost World War II and now the USA is split between Imperial Japan and the Third Reich.
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Easter Weekend

Monday, 28 March 2005

I went home Friday and had a busy weekend stomping around the old stomping grounds, going to Mass for 2.5 hours, snagging a Pizza King pizza, watching a rugby game and antiquing. Not in that order
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Symbol, Archetype, Tug of War, Metaphor

Wednesday, 23 March 2005

Flint on steel today from a random babble on making a eunuch out of Vin Diesel. A fellow friend fellow teaches an English course to college frosh, they’re doing poetry and now think everything is a symbol. I’ve been there.
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Morbidity Chess

Tuesday, 22 March 2005

The last few months I’ve had a growing sense of horror stemming from the crumtasticness of current events. It isn’t fist-​in-​the-​mouth screaming horror, but more like being slowly covered in slimy ice water. It isn’t fear, this horror is something different. I guess fear is when you give something power over you and horror is when you know you have power over nothing.
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