• Review

    Throwback Thursday: A Canticle for Leibowitz

    by On the surface, this is a story about religion in a post-apocalyptic society, but scratch things a bit and it’s less about religion and more the preservation of knowledge in a primitive society that has vague recollections of the good old days. In primitive times, religion takes a firmer grip. In the remains of north America, that grip comes from the crumbled remnants of the Catholic Church, well preserved in terms of doctrine and ritual. The religious trappings and rituals go on too long many times, but considering the starting point, it’s reasonable, given the primitive conditions and the survival of the Catholic church (and apparently a handful of…