Posts Tagged ‘Children of Men’

Cheeps and Chirps for April 2017 (more catch-up)

June 23, 2017

By Matthew E. Milliken
June 23, 2017

You got it: Yet more catching up from my Twitter feed!

• ZOMG Donald Trump!

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James contemplates the end of the world in quiet, haunting ‘Children of Men’

August 24, 2012

In the year 2021, no human child has been born for nearly 24 years. England is one of the few remaining bastions of civilization. Oxford historian Theo Faron, 50 years of age, contemplates his species’ impending doom with a detached eye. But when he’s approached by an emissary from a small group of motley would-be revolutionaries, he discovers, against all expectations, that there may be hope for the future.

This haunting vision of Britain in decay is detailed in The Children of Men, a 1992 novel by the esteemed British writer P.D. James.

Faron, her protagonist, is a keen observer. But he also embodies the apathy that has overtaken nearly everyone in England. He occupies a five-story house; it has been his alone for a year, ever since his wife left him for an artist. The marriage was a bad match from the start. Its eventual doom was sealed in 1994 when Faron backed over and killed the couple’s 15-month-old daughter, their only child. Read the rest of this entry »

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