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Old January 4 2009, 03:19 AM   #1
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Canticle for Leibowitz

Just read this book. I'm sorry I waited so long, or perhaps I needed to. It was quite thought provoking and compelling.

Has anyone else read Miller's classic?
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Old January 4 2009, 03:21 AM   #2
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Yep, ordered it off Amazon, read it and my dad promptly took it to re-read for the first time in decades and last I heard my uncle (who is in his 70's) borrowed it off my dad

I thought it was really good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I could see how it influenced a number of things and I thought that the closed circle ending was quite good too.

I really enjoy the style of story where it's writing 'future' history.
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Old January 4 2009, 05:19 AM   #3
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"Pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels--bring home for Emma."


Really liked this one. It's been a while, though; I should see about reading it again
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Old January 4 2009, 05:24 AM   #4
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Re: Canticle for Leibowitz

I really enjoyed it myself. Quite an interesting read. Each part was entirely satisfying. I don't recall enjoying one of the others.
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Old January 4 2009, 05:37 AM   #5
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Yeah, it took me a long time to finally get around to reading this book and my god did I love the hell out of it.

It's a perfect book, I could not put it down, and has since become a favourite.
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Old January 4 2009, 01:59 PM   #6
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Re: Canticle for Leibowitz

Haven't read it in years myself but remember loving it too...
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Old January 4 2009, 02:03 PM   #7
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Re: Canticle for Leibowitz

One of my favorites. I'm surprised it's never been adapted for the screen (with its three-part structure, it would probably work best as a TV miniseries).
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Old January 4 2009, 02:09 PM   #8
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I read it almost 15 years ago. I thought it was great.
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Old January 4 2009, 05:20 PM   #9
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One of my favorites. I'm surprised it's never been adapted for the screen (with its three-part structure, it would probably work best as a TV miniseries).
Much of it is internal monologue. I'm not sure how well it would translate.
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Old January 4 2009, 05:26 PM   #10
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I was actually assigned to read this in college years ago. A great book.
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Old January 4 2009, 06:16 PM   #11
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I read this book when we had a thread in here years ago to determine the best SF book ever, and I sought ought the books that were nominated so I could vote accurately.

I loved it. It's by far one of my favorite novels, and as good as dystopian SF gets.
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