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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
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Jul 26, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009, adventure, classic, fantasy, fiction, hagiography, literature, sci-fi, religion, spiritual, war
Recommended to booklady by: Ryan
Read in July, 2009

A very unusual post-apocalyptic Catholic sci-fi where history seems eerily bent on repeating itself. Miller's trilogy encompasses three separate stories losely tied together, but able to be taken/read independently.

Darkly humorous, satirical, poignant. Not really the sort of book I usually like, but definitely one I'm glad I read because I'll never forget it!

Highly recommended!
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Walter M. Miller Jr.
“You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

Reading Progress

07/22/2009 page 41
07/26/2009 page 177
52.84% "Finished first third. Then we jumped into a new time period..."

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Matthew This is one of those books that sends your mind soaring through time and space.

message 2: by booklady (last edited Jul 22, 2009 08:41AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

booklady Yes, I can tell that already...!

Hazel You make me want to reread it, Booklady!

booklady It's one of those books I'm sure I'll be rereading! There was so much in it, I know I didn't get everything I could out of one reading.

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