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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.
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 6 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 11 days 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 20 days ago by David
A classic novel the science is dated but the story is excellent.Published 22 days 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 24 days ago by A. Canfield
In reality I'd classify this book as three novelas bound together by a central thread of continuity. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Michelle R. Wood
Webster defines apocalypse as “…writings marked by pseudonymity, symbolic imagery and the expectation of an imminent cosmic cataclysm…” The explanatory notes in my Catholic bible... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carlos Carrasco
I read this as a pdf on-line. This book was so good that I could hardly stand it. Having finished it yesterday, I can't get it off my mind today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Weez