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A group of parents, trapped in middle-class stability, deal with marriage, kids and their suburban life in very different ways...There's Todd, the ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
efri

little children

by efri on May 10, 2008

I liked the movie. It was clever, amusing, and touching. Bought the book after I found out that the movie was made after it. I'm glad I did. As often is the case - the book is better than the movie, in all aspects - and the plot, though quite close, is not identical to that of the movie. Easy to read ... More

Ellyb

Pointed absurdities

by Ellyb on Mar 19, 2008

I've heard this book described in many places as a comedy, and while there are elements of the absurd at work in "Little Children," I think it would be misleading to label it this way. The comedy here is of small, human inanities. Most people's lives are a variation on a basic tragi-comedy theme, and ... More

Ferret

Satisfying

by Ferret on Aug 22, 2007

Little Children was a fun read. It was funny and sad all tied up together in one easy to read bundle. The ending seemed a little awkward to me, but with an finishing line like this book has, I'd definantly say it's worth it. The best way I can describe the book is beautiful tragedy. More

greebs

We are all little children.

by greebs on May 10, 2007

This book falls more into the "character-driven" category rather than "plot-driven," and folks who need a hard, tight plot might get frustrated. But it's there. The loose structure focuses on a very suburban neighborhood, and how various individuals react when a child molester moves in. To say that ... More

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