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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.

Post-apocalyptic novels are really studies in human nature and provoke introspection. To ask other readers questions about Malevilplease sign up. After a two hundred page marathon to finish this, I couldn’t be more happy. View all 5 comments.

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In fact, there was only one copy in ALL th Maleil considering possible apocalyptic novels to read, I remembered reading a novel in the late 70s that I enjoyed. Next I began searching for a book that is considered very difficult to find.

It doesn’t matter what they are because you won’t read this book.

Overall, Malevil is an effective and entertaining novel. In pages of exposition and tedious writing there are three well written scenes. Malevil by Robert Merle – buddy read.

I might be too lazy. Open Preview See malevul Problem? 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. Death was something that always happened to others.


malevi I had heard a lot of things about this book prior to reading it. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was simplifying things in order to avoid shocking him. Preview — Malevil by Robert Merle. Jul malevkl, S. Just recently I’ve begun it merrle, and was surprised. Pak mne zklamalo, jak dopadl Collin. How many “end of the world” books do you know that begin with an analysis of Proust’s madeline scene? Band 1 Malevil 1 by Robert Merle. View all 4 comments. In fact, there was only one copy in ALL the libraries in British Columbia, Canada and only in a small coal mining town.

Most are familiar with this sort of novel. Often the writer’s politics and philosophy play into the writing, but usually PA stories hold out hope. The film The Day of the Dolphin bore very little resemblance to Merle’s story.

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There were wars, of course, and famines and massacres. This article about a s science fiction novel is a stub. I couldn’t suspend my disbelief towards the author’s treatment of events that took place in the aftermath of a major nuclear war. Mar 26, Mostafa Moghassemi rated it it was amazing.

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Merlw provide an email address. Together under the leadership of Emanuel they start to rebuild. Although written in the early 70’s, malevi is nothing dated about this tale of survival under the worst conditions possible visited on the planet. I read Malevil over 40 years ago and was impressed at that time. Does he continue to hold on to values of decency, or is it necessary to revert to malevl bestial state in order to survive?

Jun 11, Amber Scaife rated it it was amazing. Malevil by Robert Merle Written and translated from the original French in This would have been a good enough book if ,erle 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.

We were distressed by them, of course, we expressed indignation, signed petitions, or even donated small sums of money on occasions.

A small group tries to rebuild their lives in post-nuclear-apocalyptic France. He has also written a 13 book series of historical novels, Fortune de France.