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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.
Written in 1959 during the cold war and the fear of nuclear war, this book has stood the test of time remarkably well. Read morePublished 12 days ago by carolynfromoz
I can't imagine how this could be considered a classic. I've read hundreds of books in my 61 years and this is only the third book I can't force myself to finish.Published 12 days ago by Cindy K.
“A Canticle for Leibowitz” is an account of a new dark age after a worldwide nuclear war in the latter half of the 20th century. Read morePublished 19 days ago by D. Scott
Awesome sci-fi classic and one of the best ever. I thought it would be too focused on lambasting religion but that was only the background for this story about humanity, war,... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Tan Gent
What a maestro of the English language. What vivid description of the dark ages after a nuclear war ( never mentioned)! Read morePublished 26 days ago by Prabal
So, I heard about this book, for the first time, on a list of the greatest sci-fi books, or something like that. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SG