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[Reading] ➭ Davy ➵ Edgar Pangborn – Hakkas.us

DavyPDF Epub Davy Edgar Pangborn Firstchance10k.co.uk Davy Is Set In The Far Future Of Our World, In The Fourth Century After The Collapse Of What We Describe As The Twentieth Century Civilisation In A Land Turned Upside Down And Backwards By The Results Of Scientific Unwisdom, Davy And His Fellow Ramblers Are Carefree Outcasts, Whose Bawdy, Joyous Adventures Among The Dead Ashes Of Old Time Culture Make A Novel Which Has Been Hailed As A Frightening, Ribald, Poignant Look At The Imaginary Future, As This Chilling And Fascinating Book, As Superb Entertainment Unique, As So Unusual As The Make It Both Refreshing And Thought Provoking.

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  1. says:

    While sailing a trackless sea aboard a ship called the Morning Star, a scoundrel named Davy writes a book detailing his life and times in a post apocalyptic America.Things I liked about Davy First and foremost, the writing style of Davy was what sucked me in and kept me interested Pangborn employs a style that makes me feel like I m sitting down and listening to him talk Davy s a character, that s for sure, both as a teen and as an adult As I ve mentioned in the past, I like my protagonists to be like people I know rather than larger than life heroes Since Davy s not all that bright and thinks about sex quite a bit, I understand where he s coming from.Post apocalyptic stories are a dime a dozen these days but Pangborn s writing sets his apart from the others One of the fun parts of Davy was trying to figure out what modern day places he was talking about.Things I did not like about Davy What I didn t like about Davy can be summarized in one word pace While it was an interesting world and Davy s story eventually became interesting, it was over halfway through the book before I felt like things were actually happening It s like Pangborn looked at his manuscript at that point and said I d better get things moving or this thing is going to be a thousand pages long That s pretty much all I have to say about that.Conclusion I enjo...


  2. says:

    wonderful a pastoral post apocalyptic tale of growing up slowly by now, this formula has been used so many times that it probably doesn t sound remotely fresh but it was fresh to me when i first read it many years back, and re reading my favorite parts of it again tonight, the magic is still there this is not a novel of grand adventure but one of many small moments although it includes an oppressive, knowledge hating church in post apocalyptic fiction, aren t they always and an uprising in a city, the narrative and the novel itself is a fragile, melancholy thing, a thoughtful adventure recounted by a man gently remembering his past youth, the friends he made, the woman he loved, the places where he visite...


  3. says:

    Davy My favorite coming of age SF novel of all timeOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureDavy 1964 is a wonderfully written coming of age story set in a post apocalyptic Northeastern United States 400 years after a brief nuclear exchange destroyed high tech civilization, where life has become far like the frontier days of the early US, with a scattered group of city states dominated by the Holy Murcan Church Far from what you might expect, it is a tale filled with humor, wisdom, and charm It is the narrative voice of Davy as he grows up from a simple boy to a randy young man that captures the reader from the start His early days are dominated by wanting to escape from his bondsman life in between freeman and slave , his desire for the tavern owner s daughter, and his discovery of a golden horn in the possession of an innocent and ignorant mutant Taking this horn propels him on a series of adventures with deserters from a battle and he eventually joins an itinerant musician entertainer group called Rumley s Ramblers Along the way he finds romance and love and a father figure, all told is a style reminiscent of Mark Twain s Tom Sawyer or S...


  4. says:

    Such a fantastic, beautiful, delicately imagined work It reminds me by turns of Mark Twain s Huckleberry Finn and Henry Fielding s Tom Jones Pangborn has the ability to get at the heart of his cast of misfits and make you care about them as much as he does not in spite of their flaws and foibles, but because of them The main character, Davy, tells us his own story, the story of an orphan in a post apocalyptic world where so much has changed, but so much is still the same as it ever was Davy ponders the most formative time of his life, recapturing his own pains and joys as he first discovered himself and the world around him He wistfully tells the story of his youth as he begins to ponder the challenges and turmoil of what comes next.A fine speculative writer, one can t help but wonder that Pangborn, a gay man, imagined and ex...


  5. says:

    I m Davy, who was king for a time King of the Fools, and that calls for wisdom Post apocalyptic Huckleberry Finn A story about a boy growing up in America hundreds of years after a nuclear war I know the post apocalyptic theme has been done to death well almost , but this story...


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    If you ve looked at my list, you know that my tastes run towards science or speculative fiction, in particularly the type that relies on character and philosophy than technology I haven t read Davy for many years, but it was one of the first I remembered to list I must have read it 20 times or it was that good.Davy is a post apocalyptic novel set in a world that has reverted to something like the middle ages, but there is nothing dreary or hopeless about this book The main character, guess , Davy, is a high spirited youth, with the temperment and intelligence of a post adolescent Huck Finn Escaping from his early life of servitude, he travels across a landscape of re established primordial forest, carrying little except a golden horn and his indomitable optimism.He encounters dangers and various fascinating characters along his way, each contributing to his education, both practical and spiritual His first act of freedom causes the death ...


  7. says:

    Problematic, but not too shabby overall The narrative structure and timeline of the novel irritated me, as did the footnotes added by the other characters, which seemed way too cute and cloying of a device And the novel itself took me than halfway through to really get into, because the beginning is very overly detailed and slow In contrast, the last few chapters of the book feel like the author had all of a sudden realized that he had something way important that had to be done than completing this book The end is really just rushed through, with major events in the main character s...


  8. says:

    The wit of Vonnegut meets the bawdiness of Farmer A lascivious Huck Finn Not that horrible, with humorous jabs at dogma and ignorance, but an idle tale Brackett did better with less, ten years earlier, but without the laughs.


  9. says:

    The reviews of Davy raised my expectations too high, perhaps Some reviewers claim that the book is as good as Huckleberry Finn or Walter Miller s A Canticle for Leibowitz, and although the book is good and admirable, it is not on par with those two great works.Certainly, Davy is an ambitious, praiseworthy novel I appreciate the book s structure, which interweaves two chronological narratives one describing events that took place in the past, when the narrator was entering adolescence, and one that describes recent events taking place as the middle aged narrator writes of his adolescence, complete with footnotes from his current middle aged companions I admire the narrator s changing voices he sounds believably like a postapocalyptic adolescent and, later, like a middle aged introspective man There s clever wordmangling that helps set the tone and reinforce the postapocalyptic worldbuilding, such as the remnants of current New England geographical terms in the postapocalyptic names Katskil, Vairmant, and Conicut, or the riff on demoralized on pages 216 217, which Davy renders as demarbleized, then demarvelized, and finally demongrelized And the characters that Davy meets on ...


  10. says:

    This is the fortieth anniversary edition of an old favorite I didn t read the original, but one edtion published probably in the early eighties.It s a post apocalyptic novel set some 250 years after a nuclear war.Davy is the protagonist, writing a book from his advanced years of twenty nine, discussing his life Raised in an orphanage, not really an orph...

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