The Children of Men Background

The Children of Men Background

The Children of Men was written by P. D. James, an award-winning author of more than twenty books. Many of her books have been adapted into films and have been internationally broadcasted on television. This book was first published during 1992 and was later published during 2006 by Vintage.

It tells the story of a futureless generation struggling with infertility as well as the remnants of the past. As a result, this generation - all comprising of adults - is saturated with despair and suicide, hoping to escape the increasing turmoil. Yet an Oxford historian teams up with a special group of people and works to save humanity from a disastrous end.

The Chicago Tribune said it's "a book of such accelerating tension that the pages seem to turn faster as one moves along." The New Yorker said it's "as scary and suspenseful as anything in Hitchcock." Not all readers were impressed; several Goodreads reviewers feel the pace of events in this novel is distastefully slow, for example.

James' literary talent has earned her several awards, such as the 2008 International Crime Writing Hall of Fame Award and the 1999 Grand Master Award from Mystery Writers of America.

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