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The Children of Men - P.D. James
The Children of Men
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780446364621 (0446364622)
Publisher: Vision
Pages no: 351
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...
bibliokay rated it
2.0 The Children of Men
To my mind there are two types of "classics": those whose merit stands not only the test of time, but also the test of an ever-growing genre, and those that are only classic because they were built upon either by the film industry or other writers. The Children of Men is the latter type. In the cont...
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...
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