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The ending of this section is rather chilling and ironic, much like a Flannery O'Connor short story.
There are certain classic science fiction novels that everyone with any claim to being an sf fan absolutely must have read -- and this is one of them.
Many of the same themes appear as in Canticle -- especially the nature of Christian faith in a very human world full of conflict.
good story; good characters; good writing; excellent views on the future overall an excellent readdPublished 4 days ago by longhorndaniel
A sci-fi classic in the classic tradition - every sci-fi reader or post apocolyptic world fan should read this. Read morePublished 18 days ago by FrequentAmazonCustormer
It's a shame that somebody like me, who likes SF so much, never got around to reading this book until now. I did listen to the story on OTR and then I wondered... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jim
My personal favorite novel. I first read Canticle in 1973, and just finished reading again to rediscover why I was so moved by this great novel.Published 1 month ago by Bruce D Allen
A really unexpected book about a monastery somewhere in what used to be Nevada, I think, after a nuclear holocaust. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David
A classic novel the science is dated but the story is excellent.Published 1 month ago by Neiamyer Scudder
I got this for my 14 year old son. He loved it but had a lot of questions as he read it as we are not Catholic so he didn't understand some of the terminology and ideas.Published 1 month ago by A. Canfield