December 05, 2002
Just a few minutes

I finished reading The Postman by David Brin. The story is the basis for the film The Postman that Kevin Costner starred and directed. I picked up at the library last week and gave it a quick read.

The story takes place after 'DoomWar' the typical civilization-ending, few survivor, scenerio, common to many books and films. The protaganist stumbles across a mail truck and in hopes of scamming his way to food and shelter pretends to be a postman. This little lie leads to much bigger things. The book is significantly different than the film after about 1/3 of the way in. The basic idea of people who have sacrificed much already being called to sacrifice even more is common. It's defintely a good book to read if youare tired of the more complex sci-fi & fantasy novels that are steeped in technology.

Now I need a new book. Suggestions?

I worked on my holiday greed list last night, but it's not ready for public consumption yet.

In other news:

Mister P has got his weblog rolling at fever pitch. It must be the holiday season.

The All-new Trikster is also blogging again, mainly due to the fact that he is working now and bored.

Metsfan continues to persue his goal of weblog apathy.

Lastly, over at Anita's I saw a link to The Christmas Monkey. It's hi-larious. Go read it now.

Posted by michael at December 05, 2002 08:14 AM