I’ve Been Philip K. Dicked Over!

Last week I recommended Amazon’s Pilot Episode for The Man In The High Castle. I stand by that. It was awesome. I hope everyone watches it and the show garners a zillion positive reviews. I’d like to crowbar Amazon’s ass off the couch and make those bastards film the rest of the series. (It’s possible you didn’t like it. If so may I recommend Ow My Balls for a more appropriate choice of entertainment?)

As for myself, I couldn’t wait. I bought The Man in the High Castle in book form. (Actually I bought it in Kindle form. For better or worse I’ve ditched paper so thoroughly I’m as likely to buy a paperback as an illuminated manuscript.)

I’m glad I picked it up. I’m halfway through and it’s been excellent. (I just wish I had more time to read. You know how it gets when you’ve got a killer book at hand but are continually distracted by… life.)

I’m thinking the folks at Amazon have their antennae tuned to the wind because they just dropped the price of the book. That’s right. While yours truly paid a reasonable (but not cheap) $7.69 everyone else can go get it for $2.99. Life; it ‘aint fair.

You heard it here first. Apparently it’s possible to buy a book from 1962 and and still make the purchase a week before the price drops. Is there a word for “53 years late to the party and still an early adopter”?


P.S. Same warning as before, plot spoilers in the comments will result in execution.

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9 Responses to I’ve Been Philip K. Dicked Over!

  1. Steve Rudman says:

    Thanks for the recommendation. I am reading it now. Interesting hypothesis–a post WW2 world in which the Axis powers won. I just finished reading the Book Thief. Written from the point of view of the Angel of Death, an expertly crafted Spiritual creature very in tune with human suffering, it is about a little German orphan who learns to read from the odd books she has stolen. The question is–is there anything that could prepare her for what was happening to the adults around her? The book is beautiful and sad and funny because of the power of words. The story is almost secondary. The movie would have to disappoint.

  2. Daniel Quinn says:

    Hey Mudge….Amazon will refund difference if you contact them.

  3. Stepinit says:

    I hardly buy books, I just check them out of the libaray, wll be getting that one soon.

  4. Phil B says:

    Plot spoiler .. the man in the High Castle is Elvis … The King! (I think. Or something like that).

  5. rapnzl rn says:

    Thanks for the heads-up. It’s on it’s way to my tab. (Sorry AC, “Elvis” tipped me…)

  6. Pingback: The Man In The High Castle Is Here! / Amazon Is Using Me As A Lab Rat | Adaptive Curmudgeon

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