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The Children of Men - P.D. James
The Children of Men
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The story begins in 2021 in England, where all human males have become sterile and no child can ever be born again. The final generation has turned twenty-five, and civilization is giving way to strange faiths and cruelties, mass suicides, and despair. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and cousin... show more
The story begins in 2021 in England, where all human males have become sterile and no child can ever be born again. The final generation has turned twenty-five, and civilization is giving way to strange faiths and cruelties, mass suicides, and despair. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and cousin to the omnipotent Warden of England, has almost resigned himself to a future without children. Then he meets Julian, a bright, attractive woman who wants Theo to join her circle of unlikely revolutionaries, a move that may shatter his shell of passivity ... And maybe, just maybe, hold the key to survival for the human race.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780676977691 (0676977693)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Category:
Science Fiction
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Book Ramblings
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
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...
Nancy
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...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 The Children of Men
It's been made into a movie, and I haven't seen that but curiousity after seeing the ads for it made me hunt it down. It's a story about what happens when people stop having children, the reaction of the government and the reaction of people to the issue. Told from the point of view of the step-br...
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