Chill winds still blew. Dusty snow fell. But the ancient sea was in no hurry. The Earth had spun six thousand times since flames blossomed and cities died. Now . THE POSTMAN is a best-selling and award-winning dystopian novel that was the core basis for a motion picture of the same name, directed by and. 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.

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Retrieved from ” https: Simply put, I loved this story and characters with whom David Brin has populated it. Cover of first edition hardcover. The hypersurvivalists are more commonly referred to as Holnists, after their founder, Nathan Holn many times through the book, curses are uttered that damn Holn for his actions.

A new male dvid had to duel — kill for the right to sit at a communal table, or bring back a scalp from a feuding clan to prove his prowess. People in this book are desperate to believe in something bigger than themselves after more than a decade of chaos and survival and collect around Gordon and his role like a crystal forming around a seed.

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Review: The Postman by David Brin

Oh stuff it, Gordon. The story is a post-apocalyptic novel set in a future United States in which society has collapsed.

Another pacing problem is the effectiveness of scenes, or brun vice versa. Since this fits the character I think that this was intentional. But then he stopped suddenly, listening. Dec 27, Sarah rated it it was ok. Gordon is a protagonist davir we can admire and even aspire to be. But the sounds reminded him of other laughter, the rough jokes of men who shared danger together. First he checked the mailman’s apparel.

Jun 10, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: The first half was great; I’d give it 4. Lively and intelligent comments spill over tue Brin’s social media pages. Humans may or may not survive.

Everything in this postapocalyptic Oregon is wrapped in myth: He had witnessed this combination of cruel contempt and civilized manners in other once-educated people, over the years since the Collapse.

His sense of direction — honed after thirteen years of wandering — was automatic. No, the most lasting benefit from this experience was something simpler. Gordon thought of the old-time ode of the mails He may be the last “Twentieth Ppostman idealist” in a twenty-first century wasteland, but that makes him perfect for his role as hero.

That it still rings true twenty-five years later is not surprising; as long as we have some form of society, post-apocalyptic or not, those who tell Big Lies will stay with us. It’s a movie tie-in Bantam paperback that I found at a used bookstore, the pages ever so slightly yellowed, the cover worn, its top corner ever brinn slightly curling up in a dog’s ear.

All except one robber — a sallow-faced man with salt-and-pepper sideburns, wearing an alpine hat. And afterward, he had chosen the posttman of a minstrel, a traveling actor and laborer — partly in order to keep moving, searching for dsvid light, somewhere.

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View all 3 comments. The entire book is about a man doing just that, but it’s pretty subtle almost all the way up to the end.

All over the north, a dingy snow fell, and in places even summer did not erase it. The darkened atmosphere passed less sunlight — and it cooled.

It was slow, painful progress, and he wasn’t even sure where he was headed.