Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Children of Men by P.D. James

The Children of Men The Children of Men by P.D. James

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
I give this book 3 1/2 stars. The plot was compelling, the concept intriguing. It follows a man through 10 months of his life in a world where mankind has lost the ability to reproduce. There is not a fertile man in the world, and the youngest people are now twenty-five. James' imaginings of the impact of worldwide infertility are well-realized and believable.

I took the rating down from four stars because James' sentences are quite convoluted and she gets really bogged down in descriptions. In the midst of the climax of the book, she has a paragraph taking up most of a page which describes the trees around a lake. No thanks.

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Cassie said...

I've been wanting to read this book for a long, long time -- mostly becasue I want to see the movie, but THE BOOK MUST BE READ FIRST. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the warning about the long-windedness!

Lindz said...

I love your book reviews. I'm glad you're back!

Melain said...

I've been hurting for something new to read. I totally forgot you're a MAYJAH book hound. I'll have to pick something from your many suggestions.