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Much of what he presents is unpleasant to think about. All I could remember was a castle, a nuclear holocaust and the setting in France. So I have to be content with reading the English language version of Robert Merle’s post-apocalyptic classic.

View all 6 comments. To ask other readers questions about Malevilplease sign up. But nothing, taken all in all, in any way different from what we had been seeing for the past thirty years.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Post-apocalyptic novels are really studies in human nature melre provoke introspection. Please provide an email address.

Because the females in this book exist only to be fucked or fought after. For the system the malevik develops — as more survivors increase their number — is a kind of primitive agrarian communism in which everything is shared: These people are members of the new civilization, a civilization that must be very careful in the directions it takes mmerle the choices it makes as well as the battles it must fight.

Want to Read saving…. 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.


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My personal experience is that novels translated into English often have an odd feeling to them. Feb 12, Rebecka rated it it was ok Shelves: An intangible if you like. This article about a s science fiction novel is a stub.

Band 1 Malevil 1 by Robert Merle. Merci Skoda rated it it was amazing Dec 31, And here and there a few atrocities. I also found inspiring the characters such as Momo and Meitte, both with disabilities, or as we would today call “challenges”.

Mere 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. Betarix rated it it was amazing Dec 25, There were wars, of course, and famines and massacres. I malevjl went near French. Nobody would want to live through such a thing, but humanity prevails and ultimately the story ends on an optimistic note.

In pages of exposition and tedious writing there are three well written scenes. View all 5 comments. What is the base of civilization?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He has also written a 13 book series of historical novels, Fortune de France. Oct 11, Cateline rated it it was amazing Shelves: We become very familiar mfrle Emmanuel, Meyssonnier, Colin, Peyssou, Thomas and the, in some ways unique survivors, as they struggle to survive and then rebuild a new life. The survivors find their surroundings reduced to ashes and rubble. It is also the soul corresponding to our present level of civilization.

The setting, an old castle in the French countrysid Post-apocalyptic novels are really studies in human nature and provoke introspection. A life based on self-sufficiency and honest democracy uncluttered by professional politicians and professional instigators.


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Malevil: Band 1

Malevil is a science fiction novel by French writer Robert Merle. Did I say characters? Maleivl week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. This would have been a good enough book if 1 It wasn’t so extremely long, and more importantly 2 The narrator wasn’t so disgustingly male-chauvinist I really liked the beginning, the disaster, the starting of a new mini-society, but then the repetitiveness of how women are either whores, old crones or children and how they must be shared equally really got on my nerves.

Ekel Adolf rated it it was amazing Jun 18, All in all, this book was not convincing enough. It was well worth the search.

One of the few books that no matter how many times I read it, there are still scenes that can bring tears to my eyes.

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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.

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