Margaret (pling) wrote in bookish,

"A Canticle for Leibowitz" Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Why hadn't I got round to reading A Canticle for Leibowitz before? Not only is it one of the classics of the genre, it's also right up my street - a post-apocalyptic novel written in the late 1950s about the recovery of society after a nuclear holocaust. And I've no idea why I've only just got round to reading it, should've done so long ago.

The narrative is centred on a Catholic monastery in the southwest of the USA (although by the time the story opens this is an anachronistic description of its location). It's told in three sections (originally published separately then put together and modified into this novel).

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Tags: author: m, genre: science fiction, review

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