A Canticle for Leibowitz
In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, a monk of the Order of Saint Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: holy relics from the life of the great saint himself, including the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list, and the hallowed... show more
In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, a monk of the Order of Saint Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: holy relics from the life of the great saint himself, including the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list, and the hallowed shrine of the Fallout Shelter.In a terrifying age of darkness and decay, these artifacts could be the keys to mankind's salvation. But as the mystery at the core of this groundbreaking novel unfolds, it is the search itself—for meaning, for truth, for love—that offers hope for humanity's rebirth from the ashes.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 1st 1984
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
Series: St. Leibowitz (#1)
The back of my copy in hand lists an excerpt from The New York Times review, "Angry, eloquent... a terrific story." I can't disagree with that. A Canticle for Leibowitz is bleak assessment of humanity in a continual cycle of self-destruction and struggle for survival, with strong themes on informa...
Narrated by Tom Weiner This was an audiobook reread for me, so it was a bit weird in parts. There's a fair amount of Latin, but that's not too much of an obstacle. It's a book that's hard to pin down. It's a post-apocalyptic view of the world after a nuclear war. The story centres around a Benedi...
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...
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...