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The Children of Men


This is a stand-alone thriller from P. D. James. The year is 2021. No child has been born for twenty-five years. The human race faces extinction. ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.000

Worst book I've read

by LEdwards22 on Sep 26, 2008

Whenever I speak about this book with friends, I always call it the worst book I've ever read. Not because of the writing style nor the story premise. In fact, the premise is what first caused me to pick the book up. I bought it at a time when money was tight and I counted my pennies carefully so ... More


Quiet terror

by Ellyb on Mar 19, 2008

This book resonates with sadness. It is introspective, slow moving, and thoughtful, which is not what you might expect for a story about the end of the human race. What struck me about the story is the quality of stillness inherent in many of the tableaus, even as the main characters hurtle towards ... More


Here's a change - The movie's better!

by ChrisC on Apr 24, 2007

After seeing the well-made movie, which due to its violence was diffcult to get through, I decided to "relax" and read the book. I was surprised that the only similarities between the book and movie were the title, the main character, and the premise. In terms of plot and theme, the two extensively ... More


First half really good, second just OK

by Bart on Apr 4, 2007

I read this book before the movie version (with Julianne Moore and Clive Owen) of it came out . The first half of the book was really interesting and went into a lot more detail than the movie did about the social problems caused by men not being furtile anymore. The second half of the movie was very ... More

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