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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Aug 29, Debbie rated it it was amazing. Gordon plays the role of both deceiver and deceived, providing an excellent example of why myths can both help and harm.

A tapestry of fiery pain followed each new scratch down his arms and back.

They range from bold and prophetic explorations of our near-future to Brin’s Uplift series, envisioning galactic issues of sapience and destiny and star-faring dolphins! Two more small swallows and he fell back against the seat, breathing almost a sigh.

Gordon’s numbed mind could think of nothing but to attend the Elsinorian figure’s bidding. Dragging his body through the tough, unyielding bracken, he could almost see the letters, black against white. Newer Post Older Post Home. When we bring this stuff back, can we have all the ‘shine we want, Jas?

He wasn’t thinking of Minneapolis. This was my first of you books to read, but it will not be my last. Open Preview See a Problem?

CONTRARY BRIN: Exactly two decades ago, The Postman tried to deliver

Oh, people used you as whipping boys a lot, but I know what a tough job you all had. He would never find the bandits’ roost now, having followed a false clue so far into a pitch dark wilderness. All in all, I thought that The Postman was a pretty good book.

That said, this is also an exemplar of a very average novel about a “post-apocalyptic America”. 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. Weave your lies into the shape of a conspiracy theory and repeat your assertions over and over again.


He pounded it against the door cavid, then attacked it again. Gordon thought of the old-time ode of the mails As for my colleagues Then the bushes rustled and the big bandit leader stood up. Through wet, pain-diffracted eyes, he saw that he had tripped over a thick strand of looped, rusted steel cable, no doubt left over from some ancient, prewar logging operation.

His worst teh, over the next few hours, could be his archaic scruples. I plan on hanging onto my copy of the book and maybe before 30 more years go by reading and appreciating it oostman again. It would be defensible and very hard to discover by chance. Books by David Brin. The world that Brin has created here is also very vivid and well put together. Snow shivered and fell, the green patches grew and began to fill the air with a fragrance of renewal.

The trees loomed like hulking trolls on every side. He turned to his right and looked at the muffled skeleton that had quietly shared the night with him.

As for the long-dreaded atom, only a tiny fraction of the world’s nuclear arsenals were used before the Slavic Resurgence collapsed from within and unexpected victory was declared. They disappeared around a bend in the narrow forest path, but for bri afterward Gordon heard the softly diminishing sound of someone happily whistling. What a train wreck! The haze swirled as rhe listened for proof that he had really gone mad — wishing with all his might that the death’s head was an illusion. Words on a page.

Finally, when he had come to think the hellish growth would never end, an opening appeared ahead. It felt as if a frantic power poxtman out of his eyes, propelled by his terror, demanding the mist be cloven so he could see.

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It gave me a story to tell folks on airplanes. To the left, another window. It wouldn’t come close to replacing his lost Kelty, but the bag would be a vast improvement over nothing at all. Chilly night fog was flowing down the mountainsides. By the way, this is another book that is the victim of an unfortunate movie attempt. But Gordon suspected that there was another reason the letter carrier had chosen to weave in and out of blackberry thickets to hide deep in forest depths.


I picked up a second hand copy.

They already had all his goods, anyway. Again, the voice of the bandit leader could be heard, muffled by the foliage. The Postman is clearly better than the movie, but that’s not saying a lot. At the next community he stumbles upon, Krantz is lucky enough to have a letter from one of the relatives in the sack, and passes himself off as a member of the restored US government to postmzn entrance, a hot meal, and a warm bed.

The Postman

Years later, a survivor named Gordon Krantz, who refers to himself, sometimes ironically and sometimes bitterly, as “the last surviving 20th century idealist,” is traveling alone in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest when, fleeing from a band of brigands, he finds an old U.

A past for the postman was added that ties him in with the villain and took up the first hour of the movie to many a snore. It didn’t surprise Gordon in the slightest. He paints a very bleak future full of downtrodden people yearning for even just a small spark of hope. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [what was the Beach boys song at the conclusion?

A significant theme of The Postman up to the ending is a de-emphasizing technology and an emphasis on people, their choices, and their cooperation.

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