(jannieh) wrote in clive_daily,

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The Children of Men

Ya'll, if you're in need of a great read, I have a recommendation for you: The Children of Men by P.D. James. It's the Queen of British Mysteries only departure into SciFi, but it's a masterful one IMHO. I first read this novel ten years ago when it first came out in paperback on the advice of my then inlaws who like me are voracious readers. I was a little sceptical at first. What would it be, Adam Dalgiesh in space?
Well I needn't have worried. This is an excellent read. James has created a future world where the entire population is sterile and this single factor has caused bizarre ripples through every aspect of the culture. At the center of the story is Oxford history prof Theodore Faron. Divorced, the father of a deceased child, he lives alone in a 3 story home. Theo reminded me of Adam Dalgliesh in that he is melancholy and in need of love but is afraid to seek it out for fear of being hurt again. Theo's world is turned upside down when he meets a young woman who is a member of a group of revolutionaries hellbent on changing the way the gov't is running things.
Now from what I've read, the plot has been changed somewhat from the novel, so I'm a bit confused on exactly what to expect, but nevertheless I'm still very excited. It's a great story that's been ripe for movie adapation all this time, so I think it's fantastic that it's finally been picked.
Okay, enough blathering from me, how about some visual stimulation Clivestyle? These were taken on the set in London.

Doesn't he look wonderful? Many thanks to Hannie, Jinete & Steph @ for these.
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