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A Canticle For Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
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Apr 22, 10

bookshelves: scifi
Read from April 18 to 22, 2010

This book is the single greatest Sci-fi epic I have ever read besides, perhaps, 1984 and Fahrenhite 451. Common elements seem to create the premises of these books. First of all, they are dystopic...there is simply a resounding message to be told by a dystopic future. Even the alleged utopias are (generally speaking) concealed dystopias. This book has prevailing elements of Catholicism so for the nonCatholics of our world...this may prove ineffectualy boring. If you are Catholic or a like denomination this is an opus. Truly capturing the humor, despair, futility and triumph of man and his spirit it portrays not alien cyborgs, but what is truly alien, which is, of course, ourselves.


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35.14% "This book is compelling and fascinating. The wit is enjoyable and gives me great joy to laugh outright at a post-apocalyptic scenario."
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