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Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
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Mar 15, 09

bookshelves: classics, we-own, southern-lit
Read in March, 2009

Love in the Ruins is a novel set in an apocalypse caused by the overindulgence of modernity. From today's perspective it is in one sense quaintly antiquated and in another deadly accurate in its grasp of the human condition. I really like Percy, but this wasn't my favorite novel of his. CK recommended I read The Last Gentleman before this one, but I received LitR as a gift and it called out from the shelf and I neglected her wise advice. I think this novel is best read by Percy lovers further into his canon than I am. (7.5/10)
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