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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellently Written, a Good Story, 13 Aug. 1999
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This review is from: The Children of Men (Paperback)
I recently reread this book, having read it about three years ago, and was again caught up in the story, which is, I suppose, now better described as alternative history than a science fiction. The book is so well written, that you soon stop thinking "but the whole world didn't becme sterile in 1995", and concentrate on the book. My main criticism of the book is that the main protagonist of the book, is not portrayed in a way that I found especially sympathetic, nor is the "heroine". I didn't feel any especial empathy for either, and I think if I had this book would definitely rated five, rather than four stars. Once one has suspended one's disbelief about the main premise of the book, the rest is eminently believable. Ms. James is obviously a real expert on people's characters and the way they react to others. Although that may seem ike a contradiction to my previous comment on the main characters, they are also very well drawn, I just happen not to like them, as I may dislike an aquaintance, rather than feeling nothing for them. All in all a very well written, gripping book
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