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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.
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
I always wonder, someone in Hollywood reads a book, falls on love with it and thinks "This would make a great movie". Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I count this as one of the great unsung books in the catalog of science fiction. It's one of the best post apocalyptic stories I've ever read, and still pops into my head to this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kevin Tumlinson
Been a while since I read this one. Couldn't put it down, very engaging, if not terribly memorable. Far better than the movie.Published 3 months ago by Briana Conly
Liked this story a lot. The main character sees himself as a fraud, not a leader, but he's catalyst that starts the return to civilization.Published 3 months ago by Lainey Larkin
This was a really bad book. The movie was much better by pulling the SciFi out of it.Published 3 months ago by Erin Fortenberry
I really love the dystopian genre. Not because of the darkness and chaos that is so prevalent, but because I love to see how humans retain such incredible sparks of humanity in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by CC Thomas
It was a well done post apocalyptic novel. Much different and better than the movie. As the main character struggles on the burden of rebuilding a nation, state, or town.Published 4 months ago by DPierce
I believe this was written back when they actually had editors reviewing books before they were published. Read morePublished 4 months ago by W. Wright
Loved the movie, book is alot better, better sub-stories, better character development. And if your brain works like mine, better visualization then even the movie. Read morePublished 5 months ago by chris w