The Postman

The Postman

eBook - 2010
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This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth. A timeless novel as urgently compelling as War Day or Alas, Babylon, David Brin's The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction.He was a survivor--a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold. The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery.From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Spectra, 2010
ISBN: 9780307575012
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Feb 09, 2019

This was a mediocre read for me on a genre I've come to like. I skipped forward frequently & found myself comparing it to the film with Kevin Costner & Will Paton seen years ago on TV with some differences. The concept seemed very real to me. This is probably in my higher rated 10 of the genre - Far North by Theroux; Station Eleven.

Dec 26, 2018

post-apocolyptic, they made a movie out of it.

Mar 19, 2014

Among the top apocalyptic books ever published. If you're a fan of the genre, this is a must read.

HanakoGal Jul 05, 2013

A lone man is wandering the country after war and disease have wrecked the world. He is looking for a pocked of civilization, someone who is taking responsibility. Am I the last of the Idealists? He asks. Finally he decides to start making the change he has been searching for; building the idea he had hoped to find. This was a compelling story of a man looking for something to believe in in the barbaric times of survival. I loved Gordon as a hero; a man who would follow any good leader but who ends up a leader himself. I have enjoyed all of David Brin’s other books and now add this one to the list.

bidbid Aug 22, 2011

Very different from the 1997 movie adaptation with Kevin Costner. The movie is lightly based on the book.

Jul 16, 2011

The Postman ---- By David Brin c - 1997, read earlier printing c - ? ---- This is a near end of the world story, where a man many years after that, makes an effort to rekindle relations in the U.S. and Canada. ---- I really enjoyed the book and the Movie: which are both well done. ---- Enjoy! ----


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