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The Children Of Men by P.D. James
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bookshelves: dystopia, speculative-fiction
Read from May 16 to 17, 2010

This hovers between three and four stars for me, but ultimately gets three because it felt dry. I liked some of the imagery, and I liked the ideas, but the writing failed to have urgency for me. The lead-in was long, but that didn't make it tense for me.

I'm not saying it's not interesting to read, though. I polished it off in a day, in exactly the same way as An Unsuitable Job for a Woman. It just never caught fire in my head, never really became a compulsion to keep on reading. The characters never felt alive to me, even with all the detail about them.
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Erik Ever see the film?

Children of Men ranks among the very few book/movies in which the movie is vastly superior to the book. Movie is amazing.


Nikki I haven't! I'm really bad at actually getting round to watching movies. *eyes backlog guiltily*


Erik Nikki wrote: "I haven't! I'm really bad at actually getting round to watching movies. *eyes backlog guiltily*"

ooo. really, it's worth watching if you like films. It has some amazing long cuts, the best I've ever seen.


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