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Ben, in the World

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2002

    Lost & lonely

    Ben is like a forgotten child. Lost, Lonely, and full of rage. The emotions evoked by Ben are quite powerful. In this novel we see the world from Ben's point of view, and come to understand the unbearable loneliness born of difference. Doris Lessing has created a unique story line mixed with many emotions. It was stunning and a powerful book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2000

    Eve better than The Fifth Child

    A real page-turner. It is an exciting, emotional and powerful book, filled with the truth of human nature and its effect on those who do not 'fit in.' Ben does not fit in and his story is both fascinating and moving. A completely different book than 'The First Child,' this new book stands well on its own and is one of Doris Lessing's very best.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Ben, in the world

    After teading the fifth child, i was very disappointed with this book. It could stand on its own, but in my opinion, the story felt like the author was on a desperate mission to write a follow up story about ben.

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    Posted April 22, 2011

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