Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ten of the best New Year's in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the most notable New Years in literature.

One novel on the list:
The Children of Men by PD James

Is this the glummest new year in recent fiction? On New Year's Day, 2021, "the last human being to be born on earth was killed in a pub brawl". He was 25, a significant age because, in James's dystopian tale, it has been 25 years since a pandemic made all human beings infertile. On the same day Theodore Faron begins his journal of humanity's last days.
Read about the other titles on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue