The Postman is a great post-apocalyptic tale of a collapsed American society. People have been reduced to tribes, the infrastructure is gone, communication between most communities is non-existent. The simple act of one creative man, who dons the uniform of a postman and picks up his mailbag to continue deliveries helps revitalize society. The fact that someone thinks of others, and tries to re-establish a sense of normalcy in world run amok, is encouraging to thousands. This is an interesting book.