>Children of Men, a movie starring Clive Owen, is excellent. I saw it on pay-per-view a few weeks ago, and some of the scenes still haunt me.

Based on my reaction to the movie, I suggested that my bookclub read The Children of Men by PD James. I polished it off last night (it's not a long read), and it is a good book, it is a completely different story than the movie. The characters in the film have the same names as those in the book, and really, that's the only thing the two have in common. That worked well for me, as I could not predict where the book was going based on the movie. And the movie would have sucked if it were actually true to the book.

Now that I am done with the book, I could definitely use some reading suggestions, as I will be spending lots of time on planes in the upcoming weeks...