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Ised 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 worksCertainly 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 ike a postapocalyptic "narrator s changing voices he sounds believably Dragonsinger (Harper Hall, like a postapocalyptic andater ike 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 his journey are for the most part round and descriptively detailedBut the world that s built in this book feels ike one that belongs in a magic Avoiding Armageddon less fantasy than in postapocalyptic science fictionike an early America ruled by a dominant and technophobic Church with no special insight into what that means for the inhabitants The book s intended indictment of that technophobic Church isn t uniue children die ignorance abounds and mudgrubbing is the order of the dayThe plot is episodic and uniue children die ignorance abounds and mudgrubbing is the order of the dayThe plot is episodic and t build toward anything in particular until the Undeniably Fated (Significance, last fifty pages or so when the twoines of narrative coalesce Yes the boy Curious Toys learnsessons that that his grownup self comments on explicitly but those comments Cory Doctorows Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now like the indictment of the Church aren t particularly insightfulMaybe my complaints aboutack of insight and hence my disappointment in the book is that I m an older woman The people I know who recommended the book to me are all older men who read it when they were young I can see how Davy would be most meaningful and titillating and memorable to a young man who s sorting out who he is and how best to rebel against authorityOr maybe it s that the book feels somewhat old fashioned its attack on the Church and politics is relatively gentle restrained moderate rather simple as if merely complaining about the Church and politics is extraordinary and shocking and thus sufficiently observant And the sex is tame by current standards bawdy reviewers call it an appropriately old fashioned wordI wouldn t complain much about the foregoing if I had been caught up in Davy s emotions But I wasn t caught not as I am caught by Huck Finn s Music Of Sub Saharan Africa A Research And Information Guide life and emotions I sat back and engaged dutifully with Pangborn s intellectual exercise but the book didn t carry me awayAnd even the intellectual exercise was somewhat disappointing again perhaps because of the expectations created by the reviews The bookacks the deeply complex From a Cause to a Style layering of myth and Church that exists in A Canticle for Leibowitz And itacks the what happened piecing together of clues embedded in deteriorated Smallville language that I enjoy in Russell Hoban s Riddley Walker a book I d compare it to before I compared it to Miller s CanticleSo in sum I am glad that I read Davy because now I can check it off myist of Significant Books That It s Good to Know About But reading it felt Czech Functionalism, 1918 1938 like duty notike joy 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 Foreigner (Foreigner, last few chapters of the book feelike the author had all of a sudden REALIZED THAT HE HAD SOMETHING WAY that he had something way that had to be done than completing this book The end is really just rushed through with major events in the main character s You I life being covered extremely briefly However even with all of those issues I still enjoyed this book when all is said and done It also seemed to capture a uaint feeling of the incipient counterculture of the 1960 s that I enjoyed which is after all when the novel was written. Frightening ribald poignantook at the imaginary future as this chilling and fascinating book as superb entertainment uniue as so unusual as the make it both refreshing and thought provoking. 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 tonight the magic is still there this not a novel of grand adventure but one of many small although it includes an oppressive knowledge hating church in post apocalyptic fiction aren t they always and an uprising in 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 oved the places where he visited and ived the politics that he perhaps barely understood this novel has much in common with A Canticle for Leibowitz but for me the goofy horny not particularly bright tender hearted youth at the center of the story sets it apart it is a sweet and very human tale 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 by Edgar Pangborn 1909 1976 is a classic of this sub genre published in 1964 to be compared with such books as A Canticle of Leibovitz by Walter Miller Storyline 25Characters 35Writing Style 25World 25Perhaps there is an appropriate stage of ife in which to read Pangborn s Davy I obviously encountered it at the wrong time Maybe this coming of age tale is written for younger adolescents But insistence on explaining and referencing sexual arousal and satisfaction does read ike something written by a and intended for ike minded sex crazed teenager that Pangborn was and satisfaction does read ike something written by a and intended for คู่มือท่องกาแล็กซีฉบับนักโบก like minded sex crazed teenager that Pangborn was when this was published can come off as either insightful or creepy Maybe intended forater adolescents then However there are those repeated descriptions of the sexual experiences of nine year olds scratch insightful and definitely choose creepy I really just do not know who this was forThroughout I was reminded of Huckleberry Finn Panborn creates a new Judas Tree linguistic cadence not unlike a Southern drawl The book has a definite rhythm a rambling stream of consciousness no transitions chapters as paragraphs way of relating the story And it is an adventure story albeit one in a post apocalypticost civilization future with strange connections to then current history And there s definitely satire throughout the object mostly religion A 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン NEON GENESIS EVANGELION lost civilization Huckleberry Finn is a neat idea It has been too While sailing a trackless sea aboard a ship called the Morning Star a scoundrel named Davy writes a book detailing hisife and times in a post apocalyptic AmericaThings I Timescape liked about DavyFirst and foremost the writing style of Davy was what sucked me in and kept me interested Pangborn employs a style that makes me feelike I m sitting down and Helliconia Winter 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 Iike my protagonists to be ike people I know rather than arger than A Primavera de Helliconia - 2 (Helliconia, life heroes Since Davy s not all that bright and thinks about sex uite a bit I understand where he s coming fromPost 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 aboutThings I did notike about DavyWhat I didn t The Illustrated Roger Zelazny 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 feltike things were actually happening It s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial like Pangbornooked at his manuscript at that point and said I d better get things moving or this thing is going to be a thousand pages Annual Report of the Public Works Department for the Year Ending December 31, 1958 long That s pretty much all I have to say about thatConclusionI enjoyed Davy and could see why it was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula awards when it was released The style of writing was really good Still it wasike an expensive plate with nothing on it Maybe if I was in a different mood I would have appreciated it but the best I can give it at this time is a 3 Such a fantastic beautiful delicately imagined work It reminds me by turns of Mark Twain s Huckleberry Finn and Henry. 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 and turned upside down and backwards by the. .
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 *at the heart of his cast of misfits and make you care about them as much as he 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 ife recapturing his own pains most formative time of his ife recapturing his "Own Pains Joys As He " pains joys as he 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 nextA fine speculative writer one can t help but wonder that Pangborn a gay man imagined and explored a world coping with a plague that attacks the very essence of us 15 years before the world first recognized and identified AIDSI first read this book as a 14 year old and ater I would snap up every copy I found in used book stores to give away to friends I reread this book every few years just to make sure it s shine is still there and my Fahrenheit 451 love for the book grows deeper with each reading If you veooked at my ist 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 ist I must have read it 20 times or it was that goodDavy is a post apocalyptic novel set in a world that has reverted to something Handy Dandy 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 earlyife of servitude he travels across a Cyborg (Six Million Dollar Man landscape of re established primordial forest carryingittle except a golden horn and his indomitable optimismHe 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 of the first to befriend him This weighs heavily upon his conscience and is a How to Build Your Own Country lesson hardearnedI m a Dr. Gelecek lot older now so I m not sure how I d feel if I read it today butDavy was for me one of those books I got totallyost in The character of Davy was so well fleshed that I forgot I was reading I was Davy setting off on his own for the first time and please forgive my paraphrase I don t have the book in front of me nothing ever drew me as powerfully as the road that Darwins Radio lay ahead of me in the dark 35 A post apocalyptic pastoral with episodes of sublimity and a pervading air of gentle humanism that make the picaresue tale of Davy s growth from childhood to manhood a compelling one Some of the moments are a bit too cute but ultimately they don t take away from the power of the story overall 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 whereife has become far ike 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 ife 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 musicianentertainer group called Rumley s Ramblers Along the way he finds romance and S. love and a father figure all told is a style reminiscent of Mark Twain s Tom Sawyer or Salinger s Catcher in the Rye The only other SF books this reminded me in tone and setting were anotheresser known classic Ward Moore s Bring the Jubilee 1953 which was an alternate history tale in which the South won the Civil War and George R Stewart s Earth Abides 1949 a pastoral post disaster story set in the Bay Area after a virus wipes out much of civilization Th The reviews of Davy ra. 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 ,

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    Read Davy by Edgar Pangborn Read Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Edgar Pangborn Edgar Pangborn È 5 Free read 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 c

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