The Children of Men

The Children of Men

Told with P. D. James's trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The Children of Men is a story of a world with no children and no future. The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair become commonplace. Oxford historian Theodore Faron, apathetic toward a future without a future, spends most of his time reminiscing. Then he is approached by Julian, a bright, attractive woman who wants him to help get her an audience with his cousin, the powerful Warden of England. She and her band of unlikely revolutionaries may just awaken his desire to live . . . and they may also hold the key to survival for the human race.

Title:The Children of Men
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780307279903

    The Children of Men Reviews

  • Nancy

    Posted at Shelf InflictedI went to the library to spice up my life and came across a display inviting me to go on a blind date with a book. Each one was covered in brown wrapping paper with a big red ...

  • Becky

    "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, e...

  • William2

    I have come to realize, years after writing this review, that is it is marked by a naïve Lamarckism--a belief in the heredity of acquired characteristics. But I'll let it stand as a reminder of my er...

  • Althea Ann

    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 differenc...

  • Bradley

    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...

  • Lauren (Shakespeare & Whisky)

    "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 a...

  • Annet

    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....

  • AMEERA

    3.75* Very odd what happens in a world without children's voices ....

  • Apatt

    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 t...

  • Melki

    It's been more 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. ...