A Canticle for Leibowitz
Publish date: 1979
Publisher: Corgi Books
Pages no: 278
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...
Absolutely loved this
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...