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As he grows older and more terrifying, Harriet finds she cannot love him, David cannot bring himself to touch him, and their four older children are afraid of him.

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Anything goes wrong in the house or in general, people just assume it was the boy’s fault. A few years later, feeling trapped in a persona that she feared would destroy her, she left her family, remaining in Salisbury.

It’s like watching a train wreck. Their hopes meant nothing to me. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. That damn First World War, which rode my entire childhood, because my father was so damaged by it. Well worth the read. The glow of brand new furniture under layers of visiting butt sweat and baby vomit.

The characters were overall depressingly flat and i just kept wanting to bang doriz head at the wall at every turn, whenever they did or said something utterly absurd. Yet when Harriet gives birth to the fifth child, Ben, every happy dream disappears. The Fifth Child 1. It is a long, tedious commentary on a primitive child. They were cute babies to show off five pages ago. The Fifth Child 1. That year, she also published her first novel, The Grass Is Singingand began her career as dori professional writer.

View all 3 comments. Like other women writers from southern African who did not graduate from high school such as Oliv Both of her parents were British: Sociopaths will be sociopaths and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.


Lessing has written an ominously tangible novel, a powerfully simple contemporary horror story that makes for compulsive reading. I don’t want to know, I don’t want to think.

Ratings 1 to 5 Writing: Una lettura del tutto superflua e di certo non indispensabile! ISBN incorrect publication date. Now I’m intrigued to read other titles from Lessing. After a difficult birth, he develops faster and grows bigger than ordinary infants; he is unloving and disliked by his siblings. Also inshe visited South Africa to see her daughter and grandchildren, and to promote quonto autobiography. The book clearly has this in mind, since there is another clearly non-monster child with Down’s Syndrome and the parents at the center of the book express a lot of fear and pity towards the parents of this child.

Harriet and David are two ordinary middle-class professionals who pride themselves on having an ordinary – if boring – life. Although a disturbing number of people on the review sites read this as a book about an evil little baby boy. Ho provato a leggere qualcosa di diverso dal solito, ma non ci sono riuscita. These wars did arise, and destroyed a beautiful household with all the loving children.

It means that they’re some kind of evil demon baby that God sent you as punishment for some reason or other, and that he’ll make your life a living hell and your family would probably be better off if you just got rid of him altogether. Banal e like pregnancy, poverty, struggling with child’s problem has the slightest affection on me.

View all 30 comments. I was hoping this would be a supernatural, demonic, creepy child kind of story. For example, Hijp didn’t see the Lovatts pre-Ben the fifth child as a “perfect” family, or even a very good family – they obviously couldn’t afford the children they were having or the house they were living in, and they didn’t seem to be particularly good parents. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

El quinto hijo – Doris Lessing

Harriet and David Lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late s England. She quickly grows to hate this unborn baby and I like that it is up to the reader to decide if there is really something wrong with her fifth child; a baby boy she names Ben, or if she is suffering from some sort of delusion about him. It’s a sense of disaster. Perhaps the book stands as an indictment of conservative ‘s family values, white picket fences, women staying home to work and raising 5 children This is a difficult book with highly problematic elements.


Una misma noche Premio Alfaguara Spanish Edition. And Harriet keeps churning babies out—all natural deliveries at home. The doctors and other healthcare professionals all pronounce him normal but Harriet and David and the other children can’t bring themselves to believe it.

Send us a new image. Gruesomely goblin-like in appearance, insatiably hungry, abnormally strong and violent, Ben has nothing innocent or infant-like about him.

English Choose a language for shopping. But I didn’t know them any more than the passing story related dlris hand about a man in Fla who fucked his wife into fourteen kids he would yell at her “Flossie!

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Premio Grinzane Cavour for Narrativa Straniera The plot was ridiculous in content, though perhaps acceptable as a sort of “unmagical realism”; completely unrealistic and unbelievable, along with two dimensional characters suitable for allegory only.

Kill me before they get to tupperware parties.

I read a baby locked behind bars in a lonely room dw he became the snarling animal in the corner they bought him for sight unseen. Their plan proceeds smoothly up until the fifth pregnancy when their happy normal lives start to slowly go off the rails. The Fifth Child 2 books.