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This is a very good book. Jacob Send a noteboard - 19/05/2010 03:04:31 PM
The story is dated in a couple ways, but it remains a powerful read. I enjoyed how the novel was constructed, pieced together through a series of shorter segments that moved through time. The end result was a bunch of interesting characters, situations, and ultimately a critical discussion on human politics, human nature, religion, and many other things.

In future generations, like Tom mentioned, the story will become less accessible as we are removed further and further from the specific politics of the time when the novel was written. However, the book is focused on universal human themes that will probably always resonate. What will become less understandable the strong rooting of this story in a real political, cultural, and social moment. Of course, this will also be a book that can communicate the fear, the hope, the futility, that gripped especially the USA during the early Cold War.
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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. - 18/05/2010 02:35:02 PM 5013 Views
Why was there a sequel? - 18/05/2010 09:38:57 PM 1221 Views
Miller had been working on it for a while and asked for assistance. - 18/05/2010 11:39:49 PM 1336 Views
It was an interesting book but it is very, very dated. - 18/05/2010 09:46:50 PM 1246 Views
I don't see how this invalidates the book. - 18/05/2010 11:57:24 PM 1163 Views
I think you misunderstand. - 19/05/2010 12:28:42 AM 1204 Views
I agree. - 19/05/2010 09:40:07 AM 1194 Views
I haven't read it yet - 19/05/2010 11:26:23 AM 1220 Views
We have a copy, should you wish to borrow it. *NM* - 19/05/2010 11:30:16 AM 605 Views
I might - 19/05/2010 11:55:04 AM 1125 Views
This is a very good book. - 19/05/2010 03:04:31 PM 1266 Views

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