Ben, in the World

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ISIS Large Print Books, 2000 - Fiction - 208 pages
23 Reviews
Ben Lovatt never fits in. He seems awkward--too big, too strong, inhumanly made. Those who do not understand him, including his own mother, want him locked up. But now he has come of age and finds himself alone in the South of France, in Brazil, and in the mountains of the Andes, where at last he discovers where he has come from and who are his people.

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very disappointing with a horrible ending. - Goodreads
Lessing has a mastery of prose. - Goodreads
The ending is sad but exactly right. - Goodreads

Review: Ben, In the World: The Sequel to the Fifth Child

User Review  - Jia Repetto - Goodreads

After reading the sequel to the fifth child, I felt HIGHLY insulted. If you've read The Fifth Child, please, skip this. I never tell anyone not to read a book. In fact, this is the first book review I ... Read full review

Review: Ben, In the World: The Sequel to the Fifth Child

User Review  - Conchita Matson - Goodreads

Did not seem a sequel at all since the mother isn't hardly mentioned and the first book is about their relationship. I felt sick the whole time I read this which may be the point the author was trying ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Doris Lessing was born in Kermanshah, Persia (later Iran) on October 22, 1919 and grew up in Rhodesia (the present-day Zimbabwe). During her two marriages, she submitted short fiction and poetry for publication. After moving to London in 1949, she published her first novel, The Grass Is Singing, in 1950. She is best known for her 1954 Somerset Maugham Award-winning experimental novel The Golden Notebook. Her other works include This Was the Old Chief's Country, the Children of Violence series, the Canopus in Argos - Archives series, and Alfred and Emily. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 2001 Prince of Asturias Prize in Literature, the David Cohen British Literature Prize, and the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. She died on November 17, 2013 at the age of 94.

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