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The Postman by David Brin
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Sep 15, 2011

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bookshelves: sf, classics, dystopian, better-than-the-movie
Read from October 18 to 22, 2011

*A point of notr about my copy of the novel.* Whoever put together the formatting for this novel back in 1997, needs to have reevaluated their stance on the subject of spine margins.

Divided into four parts (the last barely counting at 10 pages) the novel has three distinctly different feeling sections. 1. Lying. 2. Accepting the Lie. 3. Fighting to keep the lie (and what it’s brought about) alive.

The writing and the story are well thought out an entertaining. Though I do find the space between parts – and the missing parts of the story there-in – to be a little disappointing, but not a deal breaker.

It’s a story about a man who is mistaken for a real postman – because of his clothing – later uses that to his advantage and ends up spurring a great change in the mind set of those who survived the Doomwar. In reality, Gordon Krantz should be a ‘bad guy’ in this story, but a lie that gives hope seems to outweigh the fact that the hope is baseless.

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