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The Fifth Child (Q&A)

August 21, 2008

Andi says: I’d also like to know what you thought of Lessings The Fifth Child. I find that book to be the most accessible of hers; did you find it so?

I’ve never read any other Lessings, so I can’t compare-I thought this one was very accessible, though! I expected it to be very scary (more like a horror story), but really it was sad. I felt for the mother, confronting an awful choice: what to do about an child who doesn’t seem quite human, who hurts your other children? I think if I were a parent, I wouldn’t have been able to get through it.

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  1. August 21, 2008 9:27 am

    Oh! This one sounds interesting. I would love to see a review on it. I dont know if I could read it, still having babies and all….ok, so he’s two…don’t judge!

  2. August 21, 2008 4:27 pm

    Yeah, I found the premise of this book to be absolutely engrossing and really readable. I’m glad you found it intriguing as well. Thanks for answering my question.

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