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Children of Men - P.D. James
Children of Men
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780571253418 (0571253415)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Science Fiction
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.5 Different focus
I'm needing a "slow" shelf. Despite a lot happening, this one felt like it was double the length. I'm torn. It's not a bad book. There is a thread of danger imminent running through the whole story, a masterful presentation of a world gone to waste in apathy, and many interesting commentaries on s...
TonyTalbot rated it
2.0 2/5: "The Children of Men", PD James
Twenty five years ago, the last woman on earth gave birth. There have been no births since…Sci-fi writer Brian Aldiss once came up with a phrase: “A Cosy Catastrophe” – a world where disaster has struck, but where the characters still have a decent quality of life. The world is ending, but the milk ...
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Book Ramblings rated it
5.0 The Children of Men
Ugh! I don't like the cover of this book (the one showing on this page). Don't get me wrong, I like Clive Owen, and the 2006 movie is not too shabby but it does not have much to do with the original text apart from the basic premise; and Theo the protagonist of the movie is the polar opposite of the...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
3.5 Second coming?
I was inspired to read this after watching the film, which at the time I thought was extremely powerful and underrated. It didn't have the religious aspect of the book, which put me off the latter somewhat. I actually found this quite disappointing. It's a great idea and has excellent characters, bu...
Nancy rated it
4.0 The Children of Men
Reblogged from Shelf Inflicted I went to the library to spice up my life and came across a display inviting me to go on a blind date with a book. Each one was covered in brown wrapping paper with a big red heart. Underneath the heart was a very brief description. The one I picked up said “Recepti...
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