The Postman

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The Postman

Postby Brandon » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:00 pm

I just picked up a copy of David Brin’s the Postman. I enjoyed the movie when it came out, though it appears no one else did. I guess its not hard to entertain a kid. Anyways, I hear it strays a great deal from the book. Anyone have comments? Thanks.
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Re: The Postman

Postby SteveFoerster » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:55 pm

Brandon wrote:I just picked up a copy of David Brin’s the Postman. I enjoyed the movie when it came out, though it appears no one else did. I guess its not hard to entertain a kid. Anyways, I hear it strays a great deal from the book. Anyone have comments? Thanks.

If you're like me you'll find the book is a lot better than the movie. Brin gave the characters interesting development, whereas in the movie the title character doesn't even have a frakkin' name.

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Re: The Postman

Postby Hungry Ghost » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:20 pm

Brandon wrote:I just picked up a copy of David Brin’s the Postman. I enjoyed the movie when it came out, though it appears no one else did. I guess its not hard to entertain a kid. Anyways, I hear it strays a great deal from the book. Anyone have comments? Thanks.

I liked the book a lot better than the movie. At times the book is extremely moving and memorable. But at times the characters seem a little two dimensional, like symbols in a social allegory.
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