- A Canticle for Leibowitz
Author: Walter M Miller
- ISBN: 9780550000000
- Published: 1960
- Pages: 368
- Format reviewed: Paperback
- Review date: 01/04/1999
- Language: English
- Age Range: N/A
A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post apocalyptic science fiction novel by Walter M Miller.
It is a strange story of a post apocalyptic monastery, which tries to save information about the time before the great destruction. The idea is good enough, but I can't say that I like what Miller has done with it.
the story is cut into three parts each seperated by a couple of hundred years, lkeaving the reader stranded each time he or she starts to understand the character/time period followed in each part of the book.
The book does some thearising about religion, what makes it tick and what it can do for it's society, that may have be interesting or maybe even provocative in the sixties, but I found it kind of uninteresting.
The story retells our history and makes some rather uninteresting points about humanity, never learning from it's mistakes, maybe ACL did its thing and now is best forgotten.
Written on 1st April 1999 by TC .