A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.|
Really good post apocalyptic book. If you haven't read it you should. No sawn off shotguns or leather thongs in this one either. Set so far after a nuclear war that all technology is lost. Tells the tale of a small monastery devoted to preserving knowledge from before the "Flame Deluge" spanning centuries.
I will now take a break from post apocalyptica for a while. Thanks for the tip redcrayon, I will definitely look into John Wyndham in the future.
If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.