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  • <p><strong>Title</strong>: A Canticle for Leibowitz<br />
<strong>Author</strong>: Walter M Miller, Jr <br />
<strong>Paperback</strong>: 368 pages</p>
<p>A wholly remarkable book but not for the reasons usually trotted out by its fans:</p>
<ul>
<li>it is not about Catholicism or the benefits bestowed by religion,</li>
<li>it is not about trite clichés such as ‘those who do not listen to history are doomed to repeat it’ or ‘with great power comes great responsibility’,</li>
<li>it is not about power of faith in the face of destruction.</li>
</ul>
<p>The novel outlines a thesis which describes humanity as fundamentally and irredeemably broken. Humanity, after global nuclear war brought  […]</p>

    Review: A Canticle for Leibowitz

    Title: A Canticle for Leibowitz
    Author: Walter M Miller, Jr 
    Paperback: 368 pages

    A wholly remarkable book but not for the reasons usually trotted out by its fans:

    • it is not about Catholicism or the benefits bestowed by religion,
    • it is not about trite clichés such as ‘those who do not listen to history are doomed to repeat it’ or ‘with great power comes great responsibility’,
    • it is not about power of faith in the face of destruction.

    The novel outlines a thesis which describes humanity as fundamentally and irredeemably broken. Humanity, after global nuclear war brought […]