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... show more
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.
Publish date: November 3rd 1997
Pages no: 321
Edition language: English
I rolled doubles, roll again: 3 Visiting Jail If you are just visiting: read enough pages to donate $3.00 to the bail fund Read 201 to 400 pages: $3.00 I may have to watch the movie again. I'm not sure which I like better. The book does go more into WHY he did it and how it made him feel.
In a post world war 3 America, Gordon Krantz is trying to survive. Making his away across country by offering tales and plays from the old times in exchange for food and lodging before moving on.After a run-in with bandits, Krantz comes across a long dead mailman complete with uniform and mail bags....
If you seen the movie, you owe it to yourself to read this book. It is so much better than the movie!
If you don't like the movie you won't like the book as they are very similar. I liked it. I didn't love it but I liked it. A pretty fast read and somewhat entertaining. I don't see this being a book that I ever revisit again but....
Pretty standard yarn as far as speculative science fiction of the post-apocalyptic genre go, but Brin's The Postman counts as the popular predecessor for many, many others and therefore gets a pass on several of its sappier elements. I've always been a sucker for Cold War era science fiction. The sp...