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A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller Jr.
A Canticle for Leibowitz
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Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature -- a chilling and still-provocative... show more
Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature -- a chilling and still-provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future. In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From here the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes. Seriously funny, stunning, and tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060892999 (0060892994)
ASIN: 60892994
Publisher: Eos
Pages no: 334
Edition language: English
Series: St. Leibowitz (#1)
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chadgustafson
chadgustafson rated it
Absolutely loved this
suzemo
suzemo rated it
I've struggled to read this book for months, and I don't think it was because of the book, but because I was not in the right place or mind to read the book, honestly.This is one of the older, classic post-apocalyptic novels, and I'm not sure why I didn't read it in high school, when I was in the th...
Aerin
Aerin rated it
5.0 Review: A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
A Canticle for Leibowitz is Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s only novel. He was an Air Force engineer who was involved in the WWII bombing of an Italian monastery. Later, he converted to Catholicism, wrote this book, and eventually committed suicide.Given the context of Miller's life, it's difficult to belie...
Martini
Martini rated it
2.0 A Boring Saint: "A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller Jr.
This novel is praised and highly recommended by a lot of people, but I do not agree with them. The story consists of three parts that were formerly written as separate short stories. Part 1: interesting concept, some amusing scenes - 2 stars Part 2: boring, nothing else - 1 star Part 3: a glint of s...
Farnaz
Farnaz rated it
5.0 A Canticle for Leibowitz
Fantastic book! BUT before starting to devour it, better fetch an English-Latin dictionary for there are a lot of old Latin words and phrases in it. he he he!
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