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4.0 out of 5 stars A SF classic, one all should read., 19 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: A Canticle For Leibowitz: Book One: The Saint Leibowtiz Series (Paperback)
Humanity is recovering from the flame deluge, a nuclear mass extinction event that demolished all on earth, including knowledge man had built up prior to this. These monks of the order Leibowitz set about their god given purpose, collecting, recording and copying scraps of data salvaged from the land and begin the formation of an archive of pre-deluge knowledge.

Drawing on a broad range of topics from religion to the fallibility of man, Miller provides a novel which does not disappoint. Covering the actions of the order over such and extended time frame is done well, and each section is comprehensive enough to provide a backbone for the writers ideas.

I must admit I found the first hundred pages a bit of a slog, but as I got through the wall, and deeper into the novel the intricacies of the story more than made up for the difficult start. Despite being written is the 60's the warnings contained within are still as relevant today.

A novel packed to the brim with musings on religion, existence, society and much more. A novel with broad scope for deep thought and contemplation of the themes contained within. A must read for every Sci-Fi fan.
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