|My Copy||library copy with extremely weird dust jacket. Monk, Spaceship, NUCLEAR BOMB.|
|First Read||April 13, 2010|
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Don't judge a book by its cover . . . OK, no, actually in this case it's appropriate. This book is definitely about monks in the future. Starting a few centuries after a nuclear Armageddon has blasted the world into another dark age, a band of monks in the remote desert gather scraps of knowledge and fight to preserve them. Sadly, it is way more boring than it should've been, and is a great example of my beef with scifi: really great ideas spouted by incredibly dull, interchangeable characters. Small bonus: includes lots of just-hard-enough-to-be-interesting Latin!
Noted on April 13, 2010