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Oct 11, Cateline rated it it was amazing Shelves: Books by Robert Merle. Oct 13, Sublimacia rated it really liked it. A battle that gives no warning, no vibes at all. Very little of the story is devoted to the Before Time.

It has no purpose to serve in a primitive agrarian communism. Lists with This Book.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Published by Aufbau-Verlag first published I have no idea what Merle is like in real life, but he is definitley no Theroux writing mysogony. Death was something that always happened to others.


Certainly this book will annoy some with its portrayal of women, but I also think it is important for many novels that we recognize the time and context in which they were written over 40 years ago, in France and by a male and not overlay it with the evolving and changing values of today. Dec 27, Veeral rated it liked it Shelves: I was simplifying things in order to avoid merlee him. A quick Google search using France, apocalyptic and castle and I found my book — Malevil. Recreating 16th and 17th century France through the eyes of a fictitious Protestant doctor turned spy, he went so far as to write it in the period’s French making it virtually untranslatable.


That meant he was about to counterattack. The protagonist is Emanuel Comte, former school directornow turned farmer and landowner.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. Setting aside these flaws, I believe that Robert Merle provides a realistic interpretation of a reset of human civilization.

May 13, Ali Najafiyan rated it liked it. In fact, there was only one copy in ALL th While considering possible apocalyptic novels to read, I remembered reading a novel in the late 70s that I enjoyed. Malfvil civilization whose progress it was there to record had ceased to exist.

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Once again it was an absolutely enjoyable read. Fortunately a few hardy souls have downloaded the entire novel onto the internet and you can downland it onto your computer for free. The setting, an old castle in the French countrysid Post-apocalyptic novels are really studies in human nature and provoke introspection. I’d not attempted Proust the last time I read this book, so I had my laugh out loud moment, and sigh for the day.

Like Frank’s classic there is a feeling that Merle is romanticizing the “good old days” just a little though and ,like Frank’s novel, Merle’s malecil are very lucky. The survivors find their surroundings reduced to ashes and rubble.


Mar 26, Mostafa Moghassemi rated it it was amazing.

Essays on Fantastic Literature. This book is in the top ten of my favorites of all time, I have reread it Moe Zart rated it really liked it May 03, The pages leading up to the actual nuclear disaster are more about the personality and background of the main characters. Christiane Reichart rated it it was amazing Jan 21, By chance, Emanuel and several of his friends find themselves in the wine cellar of the castle during the unexpected outbreak of nuclear war.

What a strange race: When society crumbles and man is reduced to nothing, does his nature change? Want to Read saving…. Now, that’s a good post-apocalyptic study right here and I have to think a while before I can review it.

But I was eventually successful and found an English translation as an eBook. They later discover that other people and animals have survived in nearby farmsteads and villages. He has also written a 13 book series merel historical novels, Fortune de France. Mass Market PaperbackFoliopages.