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But nothing, taken all in all, in any way different from what we had been seeing for the past thirty years. This one was mslevil bad I have remorse now for punting the other. 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.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. And the premature death of their leader only reinforces the necessity now to pursue scientific knowledge. 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.

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A life based on self-sufficiency and honest democracy uncluttered by professional politicians and professional instigators. He is also an owner of a tourist attraction – an old castle called Malevil after the nearby village.

The community comes together, survives with tragic losses of course and eventually prospers – sort of. The author must have spent a decade working through every single possibility; he has his characters embody the different opinions of what should be done but leaving Emmanuel the narrator and protagonist always left making the final, and best, solution.

Doch mit der dem Menschengeschlecht eigenen Unverdrossenheit und Energie wagen sie das Abenteuer eines neuen Anfangs. Refresh and try again. Nature begins anew and an agrarian society starts to reform.

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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. Oct 13, Sublimacia rated it really liked it. I hope I’ll do it. The remaining pages read like a poorly written how-to manual providing painfully dull detail of fortifying your 12th century French castle after a nuclear event. Within Malevil, however, there remain some basic provisions — livestock, elemental tools, and, fortunately, a few country people who have the skills meroe crafts to use them.


It was worth it! 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. I had heard a lot of things about this book prior to maoevil it. Lists with Meerle Book.

Together under the leadership amlevil Emanuel they start to rebuild. Overall, Malevil is an effective and entertaining novel. There is even a sense that in the end the survivors are better off having returned to a more simple, but robust life.

This book is in the top ten of my favorites of all time, I have reread it Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Most of the things survive the nuclear war At least the things that the author deemed essential to move forward his unbelievable plot. Robert Merle and his family moved to France in A quick Google search using France, apocalyptic and castle and I found my book — Malevil. Psychologically it is very deep and finally it analyses and jerle all the malevjl values of the modern civilization.

Maelvil went a little red and began blinking. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Often the writer’s politics and philosophy play into the writing, but usually PA stories hold out hope. In fact, there was only one copy in ALL the libraries in British Columbia, Canada and only in a small coal mining town. Christiane Reichart rated it it was amazing Jan 21, It’s only after the precipitating event that the story picks up.


Robert Merle: Malevil, bookjacket

This one surprised me with how good it is. 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’ve always believed that being able to read the novel in it’s original language French in this case would aide in a greater understanding of the subtleties and nuances of the story.

Retrieved from ” https: View all 5 comments. Nothing, absolutely nothing, in the weeks preceding Zero Day made it possible to predict it. Malevil is a science fiction novel by French writer Robert Merle. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It is also the soul corresponding to our present level of civilization. Robert Merle and his family moved to France in So enjoy the search. From time to time more survivors show up, some bringing death and destruction with them.

While considering possible apocalyptic novels to read, I remembered reading a novel in the late 70s that I enjoyed. Malevil is of the former. I have no idea what Merle is like in real life, but he is definitley no Theroux writing mysogony.

The film The Day of the Dolphin bore very little resemblance to Merle’s story. The civilization whose progress it was there to record had ceased to exist. My second issue is with the event itself.