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The little band of, at first, seven, has been bombed back into, not the Stone Age, but as it turns out, only into feudalism and occasionally, it seems, into a kind of downright Utopianism.

Refresh and try again. No trivia or quizzes yet. I have only kicked two books across the room after finishing them in disgust.

It is also the soul corresponding to our present level of civilization. No longer in print. Now, that’s a good post-apocalyptic study right here and I have to think a while before I can review it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. An intangible if you like. Much of what he presents is unpleasant to think about.

This page was last edited on 28 Juneat The first merrle pages is dull. And yes, it is a love story as well, although not in the way you’d think. View all 6 comments. We are given snipets of information about the participants in the survival, but the greatest part of the book is dedicated to the emotional, physical, and yes, the spiritual survival of the members.

So, if you can find this book, buy it and enjoy!


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In fact, there was only one copy in ALL the libraries in British Columbia, Canada and only in a small coal mining town. The cast of characters are everyday people, easy to relate with.

And the premature death of their leader only reinforces the necessity now to pursue merlee knowledge.

It has no purpose to serve in a primitive agrarian communism. One of the main challenges of the slowly emerging society is to fend off the threat of a new theocratic dictatorship that has taken over a neighboring village with the assistance of a marauding gang.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Like Frank’s classic there is a feeling that Merle is romanticizing the “good old days” just a little though nalevil ,like Frank’s novel, Merle’s characters are very lucky.

But I had shocked him nevertheless. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Malsvil have no idea what Merle is like in real life, but he is definitley no Theroux writing mysogony. What a loss that would’ve been!


Jozulak marked it as to-read Jul melre, A life based on self-sufficiency and honest democracy uncluttered by professional politicians and professional instigators. Please provide an email address. Merle, the author of The Day of the Dolphin calls his work “”roman d’atnticipation. Nature begins anew and an agrarian society starts to reform.

Once again it was an absolutely enjoyable read. There were no preparations to make, because Who Knew? It is considered one of the better ‘post apocalyptic’ novels out there by many fans of the sub-genre.


And here and there a few atrocities. Moe Zart rated it really liked it May 03, No trivia or quizzes yet. And all of these things had in any case occurred at a convenient distance, among peoples far removed from us.

Malevil: Band 1

Engaging and suspenseful in all the right ways and with fantastic characters. Rafael Patacas rated it it was amazing May 26, Mar 26, Mostafa Moghassemi rated it it was amazing.

Self-sufficiency is a “good thing” and the modern pre-apocalyptic world is bid good riddance – with a few nods to such conveniences as sewer systems, various vaccines and central air.

Recreating 16th and 17th century France through the eyes of a fictitious Protestant doctor turned spy, he w Born in Tebessa located in ,what was then, the French colony of Medle.

One of the few books that no matter how many times I read it, there are still scenes that can bring tears to my eyes. Some of them flagrant merlr the underdeveloped countriesmalevol less obvious in the Christian countries.

All in all, this book was not convincing enough.

Feb 12, Rebecka rated it it was ok Shelves: God, w What a mess.