A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz

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A Canticle for Leibowitz is a Hugo Award-winning speculative fiction novel by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, it tells the story of a group of monks who are dedicated to enriching the relics of Saint Isaac Leibowitz.

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  • Eugene Bradley
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I always had about this book everywhere and when I came across while looking for a book on my kindle, I'd thought it was a sign "now or never". And it actually turned out ok, I think it was worrth the hype. I loved the genre and I think it's the best of it's kind "
  • Harold Salazar
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Great book that starts a little slow but rewards you for sticking with it. Fantastic atmosphere and rewards you with the storytelling. Absolute must read."
  • Dylan Morrison
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I really like the post apocalyptic genre, and this is a nice one. It is an interesting and riveting story."
  • Crystal Rose
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A post apocalyptic novel that shows both the negative and optimistic sides of human nature. As the word rebuilds and men value knowledge and technology, they ultimately doom themselves over and over. It's considered a classic in this genre and is thought-provoking, if not hopeless, in nature."
  • Jonathan Larson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A Canticle for Leibowitz is an excellent post apocalyptic book that reminds me to a great deal about the fallout games. The characters are all interesting and some of the monk's even mind me of some of the characters that I have interacted with in the fallout games. Overall this book is an excellent read and is not too long nor too short. "
  • Aaron Bell
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a very interesting storyline. I was hooked from the start. I read it in one sitting because it was so entertaining."
  • Wayne McDonald
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "As a practicing Catholic, it's nice to find a book that appeals to my faith. It also helps that I like post-apocalyptic stories as well. The combination of the two made me eager to read this. I wasn't disappointed. It's a good story with a lot of meaning."
  • Richard Cooper
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "It's great that more and more sci-fi books are targeted for girls, or at least don't market so exclusively to boys. With this spirit in mind, A Canticle for Leibowitz is a fine example of a book that has widespread appeal. The main drawback I had with the book is that it was extremely slow-moving, but ultimately it still held my interest. There is no shortage of post-apocalyptic books these days, but A Canticle for Leibowitz tells a story that's good enough to stand out above the average book."
    Louis Hawkins
    Written on April 20, 2018
  • Maria Reed
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I'm always looking for a great post-apocolyptic thriller and this fits the bill. I really like it because it brings in religion, science, intellectuallism and the basics of human nature and ties them all together in a future that doesn't seem all that impossible. Miller definitely seemed to have an idea about how mankind would progress even from over 50 years ago."
  • María de Lourdes Montiel
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I was looking for some award winning novels that have won the Hugo Award and I came across the book, A Canticle for Leibowitz. It's a great fictional novel written by Walter M. Miller, Jr. I was very pleased with the book as the author has done a great job describing the lives of monks in a post-apocalyptic world."
  • Janice Barnes
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Different, yes, but maybe not action-packed if you're looking for that. A decent read and a different take on apocalypse novels."
  • Joyce Flores
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I really like this book and enjoyed it when I was a teenager. I have kept this book with me for all these years and now that I am forty I wanted to give it to my fourteen year old son for him to enjoy. He liked it okay but felt the writing style a bit too formal for him. Perhaps in a few more years he will enjoy it."
  • Maria Burke
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I'm trying to decide which works of scifi from the 1950s are better than others. Because Amazon provides no comparative ranking functions on its site, it isn't ideal for answering my questions about how "A Canticle for Leibowitz" stacks up against other similar works from this period. Although Amazon.com does include a review section where readers and purchasers can discuss what was good and what was bad about the book, those writing the reviews aren't necessarily well-versed in the entire genre, and may not know whether or not this is a strong example. I need a site that offers a more comparative ranking system, perhaps including more critical commentary."
  • George Arnold
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "A slow burn book in an apocalyptic world. It's not a fast-paced read but is still a good story. The premise of the book provides both hope and despair. I enjoyed it."
  • Helen Rios
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Just couldn't get into this story even though I tried really hard. The subject matter is not something I am into. If futurism and relics are your thing you might like this book. I didn't. "
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  • Sarah Mills
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A Canticle for Leibowitz is probably Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s best known book. It is a magical tale of love, intrigue and humanity and is available in several formats, including paperback, audiobook and audio CD. Miller committed suicide in 1996."
  • Beverly Gibson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I found this to be one of the best post-apocalyptic fictions I have read in quit some time. I loved the flow of the book. Great read!"
  • Alice Lane
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A Canticle for Leibowitz is a great science fiction book! The story is fun and thoughtful. It was a great read and it's got reviews and ratings to prove it!"
  • Xu Chang
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is a great story about what would happen if all the world's leading nations used their nukes at the same time. The story is many hundred years after the great bombing. It is witty and fun. There is some tongue and cheek that makes the story really enjoy able. Lots of great reading here."

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