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A Canticle for Leibowitz
A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller
The HUGO AWARD-winning novel of Earth after the apocalypseIn the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, the rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of knowledge. By studying the Holy Relics of the past, the Order of St Leibowitz hopes to raise humanity from its fallen state to one of grace. But is such knowledge the key to salvation? Or the certain sign that we are doomed to repeat our most grievous mistakes ... ?
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vivastory
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This sci-fi classic is still on my TBR, at the heart of it is an argument about the innate destructiveness of #humannature I'm not saying I completely agree with Miller, I'm not saying I don't either...
#MOvember @Cinfhen

rwmg A great book 3d
Cinfhen Oh, my interest has been peaked #stacked 3d
vivastory @Cinfhen I've only heard great things about it 3d
Cinfhen Maybe I can get my IRL bookclub to read this....those ladies help keep me accountable #TheresNoBailingAtBookClub 😊 3d
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Geeklet
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According to Goodreads, I‘ve read this before and I had given it a three. Past Erica is a jerk because I don‘t remember this book at all and it was excellent. Book two done for Tome Infinity and Beyond Round 3. Now to continue on the wonderful book The Death of Grass. This readathon has basically just been an excuse to do rereads.

Gezemice I loved this one. But I have also had re-reads when I rated it low first and I thought what was I thinking on the second read... 2mo
MrBook Nice! 2mo
DrexEdit I actually have a goodreads shelf called "have I read this?" just to mark the books I've supposedly read but don't remember at all! ? 2mo
Geeklet @Gezemice @DrexEdit I think there‘s a good chance I just thought I had read it when I marked it on Goodreads. 🤣 Post-apocalyptic stuff is normally my jam and I feel like I would have remembered it. Who knows. Past Erica is a mystery. 2mo
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Geeklet
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Book 2 for the Tome Infinity and Beyond Readathon! I‘m counting this book as my America book. This is also for my sci-fi book club so I have my sticky notes ready. I‘m prepared to tab this bad boy up!!

LauraJ Such a fun discussion when my book club read this. 2mo
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Centique
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A 1959 book that was unknown to me, discovered for my year of SFF. It reminded me a little of Foundation and also Fahrenheit 451, with the concept of civilisation destroying itself, rebuilding, only to destroy itself again. The book is told in three linked novellas - each one the forgotten prehistory of the next. For such a serious theme there is also humour and fascinating characters 4.5 stars (pic: piece of a recent New Yorker review)

Ruthiella I loved this book. So pessimistic but I liked how he didn‘t pull his punches. 😀 2mo
Centique @Ruthiella I agree. And yet I didn‘t find it too depressing to read - I think because there were always some good people, some humour. 👍 2mo
Reggie This sounds great!! 2mo
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Centique @Reggie it looks like I‘m going to have to change my stance on “I don‘t read apocalyptic novels” 😋 2mo
Reggie @Centique you‘re only a couple of books away from loving zombies. Can‘t wait!!! 2mo
Liz_M I read this recently and while I loved the first novella, I did not know the structure beforehand and I never forgave the author for switching time periods. 😁 2mo
Crazeedi I forgot this book, read many years ago 2mo
Centique @Liz_M I felt some loss about that too! It happens to me now and then when an author changes time and place just when I was really enjoying it. 🙃 2mo
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Loving it so far!

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Geeklet
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My local library had its first sci-fi/fantasy book club meeting tonight and I think it was an awesome turnout. We had seven people and the tagged book is gonna be our first read. As an extra perk, I own a lot of the books we‘re considering and this is a great opportunity for me to read them. I‘m not awesome at making friends outside of the Internet so I‘m really pumped for this book club!

tournevis 👍👍👍 3mo
Howard_L You‘ll do great. If you can make them online, you can make them offline. Hope you enjoy the book club. 3mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 3mo
DrexEdit That‘s super cool! It‘s always great to connect with your people!😊 3mo
SpaceCowboyBooks Sounds awesome! This book is next in my pile. 3mo
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AutumnRLS
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Loved The Westing Game so much, I thought I'd take another @Liberty classic recommendation. #allthebooks

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thebookishtype15
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This book just isn't for me

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"Miserable old pretzel!"

I need to start using this.

Bookwormjillk Love it! 8mo
rretzler I loved that book! 8mo
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BookDude
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Leibowitz is primarily a cautionary tale about nuclear war and history repeating itself. However, the main theme to me is the unreliability of history and religion. I finished reading and thought about how much out world has been shaped by misconceptions, misconstrued beliefs, ignorance, lies, and misplaced power. Some of the science fiction seems outdated, but the themes are just as important now as they‘ve ever been.

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Kryckett
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Tried this in print years ago, and could not get into it. Giving it a second go on audiobook.

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AshHisson
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I was worried when I heard this was chosen for my book club but I really enjoyed it. Preferred the first two stories, but the third was good too. Looking forward to reading the sequel at some point. 4/5 #specfic #septemberreads #shortstories

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Canticle For Leibovitz
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This is the first one I‘ve done. Not sure if I should go back and do A & B

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Totally up to you 😊 thanks for playing. 1y
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Giabow
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Mehso-so

Well, I judged this one too soon. I was really excited about it at first. Brother Francis did the things and it was fun and I really liked Brother Francis.
And then other things happened and I got bored and I wanted Brother Francis back. It didn‘t go where I thought it was going to go.

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Giabow
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Why has it taken me so long to read this??

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Liberty
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It is a cold, disgusting, gray day here in Maine, so I‘m staying in bed with an old friend. *wink wink* *nudge nudge* Know what I mean? (Yep, I mean I‘m reading one of my favorite books.)🖤

kgriffith I walked into the living room and saw out the windows and turned right around and went back to bed. 2y
kpawluk89 I really believe I have PTSD from having read this book in high school. 😂 The only part I could understand was the third canticle. That being said...I do want to give it another try, but I‘m still very much intimidated lol 2y
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annamatopoetry
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Holiday reading, I am taking xmas week off. I may actually read them all, because my computer is fucked :(

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maximoffs
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I‘m part of two Postal Book Clubs and this is the first in my Smooch Island Book Club! So excited to get started.

ArcaneStars So underrated! 2y
azulaco So good. I read it earlier this year, and now I get why it is an enduring classic. 2y
drokka This was the first English language book that I ever read cover to cover within the allotted period in high school. I was so engrossed by the concept, the writing was accessible (if only 'read' Dickens and Wuthering Heights by then - thank you Coles notes) and it was the 80s and the fear of nuclear annihilation was palpable, so the story resonated. I need to get a copy. 2y
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azulaco
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This book was so good! Good enough that I want to go out and buy a copy for my permanent library, plus read the sequel. A meditation on the aftermath of manmade destruction, and whether humans are doomed to repeat mistakes. The eternal conflict between spiritual and secular values runs all through the book. It's thought-provoking and well-written. No wonder it won the Hugo Award.

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azulaco
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Still reading. Still loving it.

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Dclines26
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Great start, but trailed off at the end. 3.5/5 stars.

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Oblomov26
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It has been a while since I read this book, but I remember it well as a classic sci-fi/ dystopian fiction and at this price on Audible it is well worth the purchase.

iread2much That is a cheap price! I love that book, I hope the audible version is good 2y
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It might be that I listened to this on audiobook and hated the narrator or that I've been having a very stressful week and not focusing, but I retained so little of this book it's not even funny. I did like the overall concept, but it was a bit dense and heavy-handed for my taste.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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I tried to think of clever plays on #lent for #marchmadness but I decided to play it straight. This darkly comical classic examines the complex relationship between faith and science into the far distant future.

Crystalblu Got if for my birthday, enjoyed it quite a lot. I do think it begs many rereads ;) 3y
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abbiereadsbooks
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Reading this one for a book club I'm in! I'm running out of time to finish reading it myself, so I'm switching to audio. I hope the narrator is good!

Chelsibno I read the short story that the book expands upon in my ideal societies in fiction class during my undergrad. I enjoyed the short story, but I've never gotten around to reading the novel. 3y
abbiereadsbooks @Chelsibno I didn't know it was based on a short story! I'll have to check that out when I'm done with the novel! 3y
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bookwormmichelle
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Wow. Very thought - provoking. I keep thinking about it even though I finished it the other day.

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abbiereadsbooks
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Starting this puppy for a book club! I have literally no idea what to expect. I haven't even read the back cover.

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Leniverse
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I #ThrewItAcrossTheRoom. Twice. In righteous frustration. But when I finished it I was incapable of feeling anything other than bleak despair for days. #NoHopeForHumanity (Is that a hashtag? It should be.) Excellent, excellent book. But such a depressing vision. (And indeed the author later committed suicide.) #photoadaynov16

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Gezemice
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September was a good month. Managed to finish Moby Dick - yay! - and really liked most of my reads. I did not finish The Interestings - it was boring, ironically. I also did not like The Call of Cthulhu, confirming that horror is not for me. The others were all good. I am happy with the page count, too, and the progress I made on my reading challenges as well - nine books toward two challenges!
#stats #somethingforsept #bestreadsofseptember

Texreader ❤️ Rebecca!! 3y
RanaElizabeth Kindred, so good. 3y
Gezemice @RanaElizabeth Yes! It was so hard to pick favorites this month. 3y
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Gezemice @Texreader 👍❤️ 3y
Eyelit Good month, indeed! 👍 3y
Gezemice @Eyelit 😀☺️🤓 3y
GlitteryOtters Oh, thank goodness I am not the only one who didn't like The Interestings...! I finished it, but it was SUCH a slog through, I found it so boring and kept wondering when it would live up to its title. 😂 3y
Gezemice @GlitteryOtters It was my book club choice and I pretty much knew from the blurb that it was not my kind of book... but gave it a try nevertheless, only to find my feeling was right. 3y
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Non cogitamus, ergo nihil sumus.

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Gezemice
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This is the gentlest, loveliest book that will ever make you ponder nuclear holocaust. Alternately humorous, cerebral, endearing and philosophical, we follow our honest, God-fearing monks in their faithful mission of keeping the "Memorabilia" - fragments of scientific knowledge that survived the "Flame Deluge". Can we learn from history, or will we inevitably destroy ourselves? And, who will be Pope after the Earth is destroyed? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

britt_brooke Wow, great review! 3y
Gezemice @britt_brooke Thanks! Great book - very difficult to review in 450 characters. I have a longer review on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1431072719 3y
britt_brooke @Gezemice Thanks for the link! I added you on goodreads while I was at it. 😊 3y
Gezemice @britt_brooke Great! I could not see you added so I sent a friend request. 3y
britt_brooke @Gezemice Got it, thanks! I don't know what I did. 🙃 3y
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Gezemice
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My next read. I have been looking forward to this sci-fi classic for a while.

marixa Ohhhh...I read this as a teen and remember loving it! 3y
BookHermit Read this on the recommendation of my husband and loved it. I still think about it often and often compare it to books that use a similar conceit. 3y
MamaJody Oh this has been on my radar for ages - I'm going to try and fit it in this year! 3y
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Gezemice @marixa @BookHermit Great to hear! I am just on page 12 but I think I will love it, too. 3y
Gezemice @MamaJody This was the 16th book on my TBR. 😀 It woukd be awesome if you read it, too. But. I thought you just don't deviate from the plan🤔? 3y
Mcoun This is one of my favorite sci-fi books. I need to re-read it, though. I haven't read it since college. 3y
MamaJody Ha! Yes, that is true for AtY, but I play fast and loose with Popsugar and Book Riot. And then there's my Reject Challenge. I'm sure I actually have it down somewhere ... 3y
Liberty BEST BEST BEST. 3y
Gezemice @Liberty Loving it so far! 3y
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Zoonoo
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Anyone who believes that science fiction can't be literary or cerebral needs to be sat down with this book. This story follows a Christian abbey and its monks across centuries of the future of post-apocalyptic humanity, turning over many questions about human nature and ethics along the way. A classic of thoughtful science fiction, alongside the likes of Hyperion and the Years of Rice and Salt.

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Crystalblu
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I will revisit and glen more.

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Crystalblu
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Making the best of a slow day at the Tasting Room.

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Ljhind
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This is a great post-apocalyptic book that examines the possible reaction by the Roman Catholic Church. His use of language and imagery draws the reader into this world

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that_danny_mac
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What happens at the end of a post-apocalyptic period? How does humanity start again? Who brings the world back? That is the essential story, and it's a great one.

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iread2much
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My favorite classic scifi novel. This page turner of a novel, set in a post nuclear apocalypse USA, speaks to the big question of history and humanity. Are we doomed to repeat history? How much knowledge should be free and who should have access to it? A great read that makes you philosophize

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Devon_Mac
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Quite simply one of the greatest works of American literature in the 20th century.

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literati
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Unexpectedly good.

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Stepsanders
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Great post-apocalyptic sci fi. Hollywood should've filmed this instead of "Book of Eli"

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Ubergeekygirl
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I only made it a little over 100 pages, each chapter was harder to finish than the last. I just never got into the story and never liked any characters.

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Ubergeekygirl
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I've just started this book... Seems interesting but I'm not on board just yet. We'll see...