The Children of Men

P.D. James     Recommended by Luke    

The year is 2021. No child has been born for twenty-five years. The human race faces extinction.

Under the despotic rule of Xan Lyppiat, the Warden of England, the old are despairing and the young cruel. Theo Faren, a cousin of the Warden, lives a solitary life in this ominous atmosphere. That is until a chance encounter with a young woman leads him into contact with a group of dissenters. Suddenly his life is changed irrevocably, as he faces agonising choices, which could affect the future of mankind.
Thrilling in it’s bleak dystopian realism, The Children of Men is a well-paced and thought provoking look at a world who’s human population is slowly dwindling due to mass infertility. The novel begins in an innocent tone which gives way to a more sinister and suspenseful read as it progresses. Highly recommended!
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