Thursday, February 14, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

Throwback Thursday February 14th 2013

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never to fond of Books.

It's the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven't seen the "New Releases" shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may or not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

You don't have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog; or if you don't have a blog at all you can use the comments to tell us about a book your remember fondly.


And NOW! We’re expanding! Throwback Thursday is no longer limited to just books! Throwback Thursday is dedicated to shining the spotlight on any book-related old favorites that need to be remembered.What’s your favorite classic television show or movie adaptation? What about your favorite song? Was your favorite toy a character from a book?
Here’s how it works:
  • Pick any media (or non-media item) released more than 5 years ago. Remember to keep it book-related!
  • Write up a short summary (include the title, author, and cover art, if applicable) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
  • Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
  • Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list – or some other classic
This Week's Choice

The Postman
David Brin
Sci-Fi Post Apocalyptic 
Published - January 1 1985
(Goodreads)

Book Synopsis 

This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth.  A timeless novel as urgently compelling as War Day or Alas, Babylon,David Brin's The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction.

He was a survivor--a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war.  Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold.  The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery



The Postman
(IMDB)
1997
Staring 
Kevin Costner 
Will Patton
Tom Petty
Larenz Tate

Synopsis

A drifter with no name finds a jeep with the skeleton of a postman and a bag of mail and dons the postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in the post apocalyptic America.


My thoughts 

I really love the movie it's one of my favorites. I've yet to read the book but it's on my TBR list so maybe one day. I've been craving to watch The Postman for a while but with the kids around I haven't gotten a chance. I think it was a little ahead of it's time especially with all the post-apocalyptic books and movies. 


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4 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this one, but I've read some good post-apocalyptic novels, so I might just check it out. Thanks so much!

    My Throwback Thursday

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  2. This sounds really really good. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I had no idea this was originally a book. (I think I learn something new every Thursday.) Weirdly, I can't remember if I've seen the movie or not. Since I love getting mail, I should give them both a try.

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  4. Wow, I had no idea that was based on a book. I hope Netflix has it!

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