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Gordon Krantz survived the Doomwar only to spend years crossing a post-apocalypse United States looking for something or someone he could believe in again. Ironically, when he's inadvertently forced to assume the made-up role of a "Restored United States" postal inspector, he becomes the very thing he's been seeking: a symbol of hope and rebirth for a desperate nation. Gordon goes through the motions of establishing a new postal route in the Pacific Northwest, uniting secluded towns and enclaves that are starved for communication with the rest of the world. And even though inside he feels like a fraud, eventually he will have to stand up for the new society he's helping to build or see it destroyed by fanatic survivalists. This classic reprint is not one of David Brin's best books, but the moving story he presents overcomes mediocre writing and contrived plots. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
A major motion picture from Warner Bros., directed by and starring Kevin Costner.
Critical acclaim for David Brin and The Postman:
"The Postman will keep you engrossed until you've finished the last page."--Chicago Tribune
"Brin is a bold and imaginative writer."--The Washington Post Book World
From the Paperback edition. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I quite liked this post-apocalyptic book -- much better than the movie (isn't the book always better than the movie?).Published 6 months ago by E. Andres
An interesting little read, the film version does this book no justice.Published 9 months ago by AJ
I wouldn't buy them if I didn't want them. Always good. Especially this author. I need to add more words so. There.Published 18 months ago by Paul Mayall
If all you know about this book is the Costner movie you need to clear your palate.
There is a reason this story has stood the test of time for as long as it has. Read more
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I was looking forward to another nightmare realistic version of the apocalypse this book did not deliver. Super Soilders, a computer that talks to people. Read morePublished on April 29 2009 by Reads bookman
I loved this book when I read it the for the first time 10 years ago. It's a great post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel as it shows you how the world could look after a nuclear... Read morePublished on April 26 2008 by K.P.
You know, without having to look at Kevin Costner, this is a pretty good story. I haven't seen the movie, but I have read many other books by David Brin, and they've all been... Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Eric D. Austrew
The postman never believed he was one until he stood back and saw the effects of his lie. He was a wanderer, a man with no plan that had survived an unthinkable war ending the... Read morePublished on May 18 2004