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by Walter M. Miller Jr.
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Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it 2 years ago
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...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 3 years ago
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...
chadgustafson
chadgustafson rated it 5 years ago
Absolutely loved this
suzemo
suzemo rated it 5 years ago
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 6 years ago
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...
Farnaz
Farnaz rated it 6 years ago
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!
The Book Frog
The Book Frog rated it 6 years ago
The world following a nuclear holocaust will have few survivors and they will be frightened, confused, sick, and angry. In A Canticle for Liebowitz, published in 1959 at the height of Cold War anxiety, survivor's anger takes the form of distrust of and disdain for all things of the intellect. Aft...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
The novel consists of three linked novellas, spanning over a thousand years, about a post-apocalyptic monastery in Utah devoted to "Saint Leibowitz" and to preserving knowledge. Through the book we watch the arc of humanity and civilization, fall, rise, fall... You might think this is a depressing...
List Lover
List Lover rated it 6 years ago
The classic NPR radio dramatization is available for free on http://archive.org/details/ACanticleForLiebowitz
susanw610
susanw610 rated it 7 years ago
Although I read A Canticle for Leibowitz a years ago, it has stuck with me and I have recommended it many times. One of my favorite post-apocalyptic reads. Monks who survived the nuclear holocaust were the protectors and preservers of the little scientific knowledge that remained. We jump through ti...
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