A Canticle for Leibowitz halfway done--what's my next read?
February 6, 2013 8:02 PM Subscribe
I'm halfway through A Canticle for Leibowitz
and am enjoying it so much that I'm doling it out slowly. It reminds me in a lot of ways of another favorite book The Name of the Rose
. I'd love recommendations for books that have that combination of erudition and imagination/fantasy.
posted by the sobsister to writing & language (46 answers total) 86 users marked this as a favorite
Classical allusions and language not a must-have but certainly welcome. I've seen AskMeFi questions that deal more with Leibowitz's post-apocalyptic side, so the recommendations I'm seeking wouldn't have to have that component (although Riddley Walker, cited in a few of these, is an all-time fave). Thanks for your suggestions.