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The Postman by David Brin
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Sep 23, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: science-fiction, post-apocalyptic
Read in August, 2008

What starts as a ploy to survive takes on a life of its own and propels Gordon into an epic quest to bring hope into a dying and cruel world. The selfishness of the world is all that is left when everything else crumbles but Gordon is able to progress beyond mere survival and sacrifice his own desires for that of the greater good. Will his example be enough to inspire what's left of society to rise up and triumph over the terror the waits just over the horizon?

The author does a fantastic job of painting a realistic portrait of life after the apocalypse and the man who wields the hope necessary to rebuild what was lost. The science fiction aspects of the story add flavor to an already rich combination of contemplation and adventure.
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message 1: by Zac (new) - rated it 4 stars

Zac I agree, he did an absolutely fantastic job.

message 2: by Zac (new) - rated it 4 stars

Zac Yes, Birn did a wonderful job!

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