The Children of Men

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Told with P D James s trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling I have wanted to read this book for a long time I loved the movie I thought it was brilliant, exciting, suspenseful and terrifying all at once It was everything the book should have been but was not What the book was, unfortunately, was big stretches of yawn interspersed by long jumps of Are we there yet Are we there yet Are we fucking there yet and little bunny hops of Oh, that s interesting moments As a dystopia, the world that James created is plausible, perhaps even likely, should the events that changed the world come about in our own reality Mens little swimmers forgot their floaties, and thus the race is of a floundering then a sinking, then a dying off No babies Wonder if anyone checked where the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement people were in Omega year 1995, eh Sprinkling a little sumthin in the water Hmmmm I digress The world plausible But I just really couldn t bring myself to care It was hard to give a crap about really anyone in this book, including humanity in general I didn t care about the fact that the whole world was dying because I didn t give a shit tha
I have come to realize, years after writing this review, that is it is marked by a na ve Lamarckism a belief in the heredity of acquired characteristics But I ll let it stand as a reminder of my errors, and how much I have learned since then I never was much of a genre reader but at some time in my middle years I was assailed by a love of dystopias There s nothing like a vivid tale of the world ending to truly set me at my ease It did not occur to me until I read Norman Cohn s The Pursuit of the Millennium why dystopic narratives were so satisfying on an almost physiological level I realized it was a hardwired need, evolved by centuries of my whack job millenarian forebears, for apocalyptic solace These eschatological needs are still within me and going strong They include a desire for angels as messengers of the apocalypse, an irrational longing for the rewards of paradise, and an overwhelming desire to witness those less pure of heart than myself receive their fiery comeuppance.Fortunately, unlike my forebears, I have not had to run riot over the Bavarian countryside ac
Re read for post apocalyptic book club.I liked this book better, the second time around I read this the first time quite a while ago, and I think perhaps my age has something to do with the difference in perceptions It s certainly a piece geared toward older readers Although it contains violence and tension, it s slow moving, with a quiet, elegiac feel.Our narrator, Theo, a lonely academic, is the cousin of the Warden of England The upheaval of the world s current situation has allowed the Warden, Xan, to seize absolute power The current situation is that no children have been born for over two decades, and no others are expected to be born Humanity is facing its end However, largely, life goes on as per usual, although with fading hope and increasing ennui Most citizens, concerned with their daily comfort, do not perceive the iron fist concealed within the Warden s velvet glove Even Theo doesn t see the Warden as any than the acquaintance whom he used to spend school holidays with, when they were both boys.But then, Theo is contacted by a tiny group of dissidents with a list of grievances they d like him to bring to his cousin s attention And gradually, they win him over to their point of view It doesn t hurt that one of them is an intriguingly attractive woman The likelihood is that Theo s sympathies won t make any difference The Warden is in love with power, and not amenable to maki
This novel seriously freaked me out when I read it I actually sat in stunned and depressed contemplation at my own lack of children and the decisions I believed I held dear at the time I didn t care to bring children into this world, and at the time, I hated the world pretty much entirely, so I got struck against the back of my head after reading this and I haven t really been the same, since.The novel took me on a very disturbing ride with the ultimate death of humanity by way of sterility The most powerful aspect of the novel was the people s reactions, how their worldviews veered off in strange ways.Suicides were all very well and obvious, but I think I enjoyed the other paths the mind took in reaction.I still can t believe that the novel had the effect of changing my mind about my life I like to consider myself pretty well read and aware, but sometimes a huge kick in the head can come out of nowhere I changed my mind I wanted to live I wanted children I hadn t wanted childre
Early this morning, 1 January 2021, three minutes after midnight, the last human being to be born on earth was killed in a pub brawl in a suburb of Buenos Aires, aged twenty five years, two months and twelve days Despite a riveting premise, I did not enjoy this novel at all.Children of Men struggled to engage me due to an opening act that lasted for the entirety of book 1 The Omega , an unlikeable protagonist and confused thematic messaging THE PLOT We are outraged and demoralized less by the impending end of our species, less even by our inability to prevent it, than by our failure to discover the cause The novel is painfully plodding Julian, the miracle mother, is not introduced until chapter 6 and the actual action of the novel doesn t occur until past the halfway point The failure of the novel to properly identify the central plot question results in meandering and self indulgent story telling On the periphery of a boring story about a privileged, emotionally dead, intellectual, interesting plot lines are suggested The harrowing forced suicides of the elderly, exploitive immigration policies, total social ennui But these interesting tangents are buried beneath a punishingly dull tale that eventually reveals itself to be a confused reflection on the corrupting influence of power and, biza
Now I realise I read the book before the movie was in the cinemas great story, impressive and a creepy view on a dystopian future I love the Dalgliesh stories too. 3.75 Very odd what happens in a world without children s voices. 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 novel s character The author P.D James is best known for her crime fiction novels mostly featuring defective detective Adam Dalgliesh who is also a poet I have only read a couple of these Dalgliesh books and never really cared for them A poet detective just seems too pretentious and unappealing to me When I heard that they were filming Children of Men I was intrigued though, I did not expect Ms James to write a science fiction book worth filming, I thought she was one of those mainstream authors who just want to take a stab at sci fi without really understanding the genre Anyway, I first read Children of Men in 2006 shortly before the movie was released because I prefer to read the original source material before watching the movie I owe P.D James an apology, she did a stupendous job That said this book is speculative fiction than sci fi because there is very little science in it It is of a thought experiment where the author explores the social any individual implications of the basic premise, the sort of thing Ursula K Le Guin excels in Children of Men can reasonably be labeled as a cozy apocalypse or even a cozy dyst
It s been than a quarter century since a human baby was born on earth Since that time, the aging population has been just sort of hanging around, preparing itself for the inevitable extinction Some people develop strong attachments to pets or dolls Others concentrate on self improvement with adult education classes BUT, the secretive and rather sinister council keeps a firm grip on everything, regulating the lives and even the deaths of all citizens.James tells her tale with third person narration and the use of her main character s journal entries Though a little jarring at first, it turns out to be an effective mix Her Theo Faron is a history professor, as staid and stodgy a man as you ll ever meet It s time somebody changed that stick up his ass and a small group of rebels is just the thing to do it They approach Theo and ask

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  • Paperback
  • 278 pages
  • The Children of Men
  • P.D. James
  • English
  • 01 July 2017
  • 9780571228522