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Books by Robert Merle. With people that happened to be together in a safe place at the right time.

Malevil by Robert Merle Written and translated from the original French in Or, if you must, put it another way: I have only kicked two books across the room after finishing them in disgust. 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 Algeria.

Did I say characters?

Malevil by Robert Merle – buddy read 12 24 Jan 23, Next I began searching for a book that is considered very difficult kalevil find. 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.

Dec 26, Dennis Royer rated it really liked it Shelves: He has also written a 13 book series of historical novels, Fortune de France. The cast of characters are everyday people, easy to relate with. It is his personality that makes the book work IMO. How many “end of the world” books do you know that begin with an analysis of Proust’s madeline scene? In pages of exposition and tedious writing there maleivl three well written scenes. Published by Aufbau-Verlag first published Doch mit der dem Menschengeschlecht eigenen Unverdrossenheit und Energie wagen sie das Abenteuer eines neuen Anfangs.


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When society crumbles and man is reduced to nothing, does his nature change? That meant he was about to counterattack. I don’t really know how many times.

The survivors find their surroundings reduced to ashes and rubble. The author sets us up for what is to come, but there is little conflict to maintain the reader’s interest.

Malevil by Robert Merle.

Women are only around to wash clothes, cook, clean – and provide sexual services. May 13, Ali Najafiyan rated it liked it. Often the writer’s politics and philosophy play into the writing, but usually PA stories hold out hope.

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. Paperbackpages. Malevil is a science fiction novel by French writer Robert Merle. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This one was so bad I have remorse now for punting the other. All I could remember was a castle, a nuclear holocaust and the setting in France.

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Return to Book Page. Fortunately a few hardy souls have downloaded the entire novel onto the internet and you can downland it onto your computer for free. Malevil by Robert Merle – buddy read. Rafael Patacas rated it it was amazing May 26, And all of these things had in any case occurred at a convenient distance, among peoples far removed from us.


We become very familiar with Emmanuel, Meyssonnier, Colin, Peyssou, Thomas and the, in some ways unique survivors, as they struggle to survive and then rebuild a new life. The pages leading up to the actual nuclear disaster are more about the personality and background of the main characters. But I was eventually successful and found an English translation as an eBook.