His latest novel is The Last Policeman.
For NPR, Winters named three books to read before the end of the world. One book to make the grade:
The Children Of MenRead about the other books on the list.
by P. D. James
Here the British author P.D. James imagines the world in 2021, when mankind has lost the ability to reproduce. With no new generations being born, civilization is in a long holding pattern, waiting to die off, and James examines what happens to government, to the art of medicine and to human relationships. It's one of the master detective writer's rare forays outside her genre; it's also rare how successfully the movie version adapts, and even deepens, the book's tone of simmering violence and melancholy. (It may just be the casting of Clive Owen, who radiates those two qualities).
The Children of Men is on John Sutherland's list of the five best books about the end of England and John Mullan's list of ten of the most notable New Years in literature.
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My Book, The Movie: The Last Policeman.
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