A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz

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Paperback, Eos, 2006, ISBN# 0060892994
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A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ [9780060892999]

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A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ [9780060892999]

Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature -- a chilling and still-provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future.

In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From here the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes. Seriously funny, stunning, and tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.

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Number of Pages: 334
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: SCIENCE FICTION_HISTORY AND CRITICISM
Author: Miller, Walter M., Jr. ,  Russell, Mary Doria
Target Audience: Trade
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN-13: 9780060892999
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.75 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0060892994
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On the downside, the story arc is predictable and not too compelling. Perhaps at the time the novel was written the subject was more relevant. On the plus side, the writing is very good. Especially the dialogue and nuances of the relationship of the characters with regard to their political/religious beliefs.

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