Sunday, August 02, 2009

Children of Meh

I started reading Children of Men, but, at least for now, I'm not going to finish it. I think I'm about 30 pages in, but I don't like P.D. James's writing style very much. So far it's very on the nose - he's spelled out how no one in the world has been able to procreate for a generation or two, and no one knows why and what the whole world's psychiatric response has been. I find that kind of boring and wish things could unfold a little slower. It ain't no Handmaid's Tale, I'll tell ya that.

Correction: An alert reader informs me that P.D. is a woman! I'm very embarrassed!


Anonymous said...

Not to nitpick, but P(hyllis) D(orothy) James is a woman! Give one of her Adam Dalgliesh novels a try, they're excellent.

Special K said...

Oh my goodness! Thanks for the clarification! (and the tip!)