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Love in the Ruins Paperback – Unabridged, September 4, 1999
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“Immensely readable, vividly entertaining.” ―Los Angeles Times
“Brilliant and hilarious . . . some of the most fascinating characters you'll ever encounter.” ―Dallas Morning News
“One of the major novels of our time.” ―Milwaukee Journal
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"A great adventure...So outrageous and so real, one is left speechless." --Chicago Sun-Times
"A comedy of love against a field of anarchy...Percy is easily one of the finest writers we have." --New York Times Book Review
"Immensely readable, vividly entertaining." --Los Angeles Times
"Brilliant and hilarious...some of the most fascinating characters you'll ever encounter." --Dallas Morning News
"One of the major novels of our time." --Milwaukee Journal
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In a frantic, manic, comic story about the nexus of capitalism, racism, sexism, and sex Percy shows that "The mystery of evil is the mystery of limited goodness."
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Dr. Thomas More, a lapsed Catholic who loves women, music and science, liquor, God fourth, and his fellow man hardly at all, invents a lapsometer to measure the depths of men's souls and tries to heals a fractured and ailing mankind of its woes while himself in psychological and moral disarray. The admonition physician heal thyself is answered by the subtly presented insight that some healings require a power beyond that of men.