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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 323 pages
  • The Postman
  • David Brin
  • English
  • 08 May 2019
  • 0553278746

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The Postman One of my all time favorite books, no question I don t give out many 5 star ratings Here I give it enthusiastically I stumbled on this book some years ago and frankly was surprised at how much I liked it There are a lot of post apocalyptic books out there They run the proverbial gamut from excellent to unreadable This is actually not only a good one, but one of the best.No spoilers, but we pick up some years after the collapse when the infrastructure of the country has ceased to exist O One of my all time favorite books, no question I don t give out many 5 star ratings Here I give it enthusiastically I stumbled on this book some years ago and frankly was surprised at how much I liked it There are a lot of post apocalyptic books out there They run the pro 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 FictionHe 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 6.0 stars This book is the newest addition to my list of ALL TIME FAVORITE novels Simply put, I loved this story and characters with whom David Brin has populated it The story is a post apocalyptic novel set in a future United States in which society has collapsed However, within this setting the book is really about civilization and the symbols that people rally behind in difficult situations in order to accomplish larger goals beyond their own interests.The main character is Gordon Krantz, 6.0 stars This book is the newest addition to my list of ALL TIME FAVORITE novels Simply put, I loved this story and characters with whom David Brin has populated it The story is a post apocalyptic novel set in a future United States in which society has collapsed However, within this setting the book is really about civilization and the symbols that people rally behind in difficult situations in order to accomplish larger goals beyond their own interests.The main character is Gordon Krantz, a decent man who finds an old Postal uniform and uses it to gain food and shelter in his travels by spreading tales of a Restored United States While begun as a con to simply survive, Gordon eventually sees the power of the hope he brings to the people he meets and eventually sees that belief in the dream can actually help to make it real Throughout the novel there are various symbols that people rally behin The movie moved me, the novel is cautionary and healing meI m not a big sucker to Sci Fi, and I have a penchant for Soft Sci Rollins, Lincoln Preston and some Crichton, etc , so few books can move meTechnically, it s a Sci Fi, but I don t take it for a Sci Fi Did anyone read Christmas 2010 I realised that I had got stuck in a rut I was re reading old favourites again and again, waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works Something had to be done.On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci Fi award That s 35 books, 6 of which I d previously read, leaving 29 titles by 14 authors who were new to me.While working through this reading list I got married, went on my hone I wish I could give this book 2.5 stars.First let me say I have to go against the overwhelming tide of opinion that holds this novel to be an excellent work Not that it s terrible, but it wasn t what I expected or wanted.The first half of the novel isn t bad as we accompany the protagonist and his effort to survive in post apocalyptic America The character isn t heroic Instead he s a survivor And then we get started with the postman charade At first it has potential the reestablishing o I wish I could give this book 2.5 stars.First let me say I have to go against the overwhelming tide of opinion that holds this novel to be an excellent work Not that it s terrible, but it wasn t what I expected or wanted.The first half of the novel isn t bad as we accompany the protagonist and his effort to survive in post apocalyptic America The character isn t heroic Instead he s a survivor And then we get started with the postman charade At first it has potential the reestablishing of communications to rebuild civilization The lowly mailman as savior or at least re builder.It s interesting to note that the movie hated by many, but not me sigh ran with this part of the story and for good reason.The mundane civil servant is now heroic Very intriguing But then David Brin ex NASA scientist has to b Of course, I thought I d be different and actually enjoy this book since I really enjoyed the movie But, no What a train wreck The first half was great I d give it 4.5 stars A post apocalyptic wandering bard finds a postman s outfit and begins delivering the mail, hope, and unity to the scattered masses Lovely It could have cleanly ended there and all would have been well.The second half of the book is, at best, 1.5 stars It s as if someone else wrote it, and it barely resembles the firs Of course, I thought I d be different and actually enjoy this book since I really enjoyed the movie But, no What a train wreck The first half was great I d give it 4.5 stars A post apocalyptic wandering bard finds a postman s outfit and begins delivering the mail, hope, and unity to the scattered masses Lovely It could have cleanly ended there and all would have been well.The second half of the book is, at best, 1.5 stars It s as if someone else wrote it, and it barely resembles the first half of the book at all with its three myths These myths that would have been better left out are an obvious wizard of Oz, a foolish band of feminist warriors who infiltrate the enemy s beds , and augmented super soldiers one of which is a hippy martial arts new age dude The author also throws in some drug laced tobacco into the mix which I m pretty sure contributed to the author s insane writing of the second half of the book.Save yourself the trouble before reading rip out the It has been 16 years since the Doomwar Gordon Krantz has somehow survived 3 years of nuclear winter, widespread epidemics, famine and violence Gordon has become an itinerant musician and entertainer, traveling from one pocket of civilization to another He performs Shakespeare in a way and leads the singing of old commercial jingles from television It is dangerous to travel, not only because of bandits, but because of the Holnists a violent and organizied survivalist group trying to take c It has been 16 years since the Doomwar Gordon Krantz has somehow survived 3 years of nuclear winter, widespread epidemics, famine and violence Gordon has become an itinerant musician and entertainer, traveling from one pocket of civilization to another He performs Shakespeare in a way and leads the singing of old commercial jingles from television It is dangerous to travel, not only because of bandits, but because of the Holnists a violent and organizied survivalist group trying to take control of what s left of the United States.Gordon begins his journey in St Paul, and as the story opens we find him in Oregon After he is robbed and loses almost everything, he takes refuge in an old post office truck There is a warm coat and a hat with an insignia that he commandeers In the next town, people respond to these bits of remembered ci With the popularity of post apocalyptic novels today, one almost thinks David Brin published this one too soon Republish it today and maybe add some zombies and an EMP okay just kidding But Brin has always been a thinking fan s SF author, with big and intelligent ideas even in his space operas The Postman does not feature zombies, killer plagues, or EMPs The Doom War that ended civilization was set off by the rise of fanatics in the East and the West, leaving the U.S and all other coun With the popularity of post apocalyptic novels today, one almost thinks David Brin published this one too soon Republish it today and maybe add some zombies and an EMP okay just kidding But Brin has always been a thinking fan s SF author, with big and intelligent ideas even in his space operas The Postman does not feature zombies, killer plagues, or EMPs The Doom War that ended civilization was set off by the rise of fanatics in the East and the West, leaving the U.S and all other countries broken and depopulated The depopulation happened not so much in the initial nuclear attack, but in the aftermath as civilization collapsed and millions starved or froze.Ye The Postman is a perfect example of a great storyline with a great build up that is then totally ruined by a deus ex machina resolution It s as if the author were given a page count limit and then realized that he was about two dozen pages from that limit and said, Uh oh, I d better wrap this up This ranks right up there with Stephen King s The Stand for a horrible, abrupt ending that had little to do with the build up and character development of the first 95 percent of the book.If Brin wou The Postman is a perfect example of a great storyline


About the Author: David Brin

David Brin is a scientist, speaker, and world known author His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards At least a dozen have been translated intothan twenty languages Existence, his latest novel, offers an unusual scenario for first contact His ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near future trends David Brin is a scientist, speaker, and world known author His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards At least a dozen have been translated intothan twenty languages Existence, his latest novel, offers an unusual scenario for first contact His ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near future trends such as the World Wide Web A movie, directed by Kevin Costner, was loosely based on his post apocalyptic novel, The Postman Startide Rising won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel The Uplift War also won the Hugo Award His non fiction book The Transparent Society Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy deals with secrecy in the modern world It won the Freedom of Speech Prize from the American Library Association Brin serves on advisory committees dealing with subjects as diverse as national defense and homeland security, astronomy and space exploration, SETI, nanotechnology, and philanthropy David appears frequently on TV, including The Universe and on the History Channel s Life After People Full and updated at