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The Children of Men: Review

Set a couple decades in the future, The Children of Men paints a dark picture of a world in which no children have been conceived for decades. A former high-level government aide follows politics in dying Great Britain, but in general there is a sense of hopelessness and malaise. With the human race set to fade away gradually over the net few decades, and no future generations to build for, life seems to revert to basic pleasures and short-term plans.

A surprisingly forceful political group emerges and contacts the protagonist. As he gets more involved, he realizes that their motivation doesn't stem simply from civic pride. A female member of the group holds a secret which threatens the entire political establishment and could completely alter the future.

This is a dark, suspenseful, and ultimately hopeful novel. I recommend it.

Rating:

  • Recommend? Yes
  • Buy as a gift? Yes

Last modified on 16 May 2022 by AO

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