Saturday, April 02, 2016

Books read in 2016: No. 8 -- A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

Started: March 28
Finished: April 2

Notes: This famed speculative novel is another I've been meaning to get to for years. Sometimes referred to as children's literature, sometimes as something more, I've had it on the backburner for some while. Here goes.

Mini review: Not a bad book, but I didn't overly enjoy the writing, as easy to read as it was. The characters are interesting enough, but the plot is too vague for my liking and there is too much left unanswered by the end. Being that this was published in 1963, it was interesting to notice its influence upon later works, possibly even Harry Potter, to some extent. Also, Christian imagery was strong here, and somewhat obvious. For those with an interest in children's literature, this is worth reading, but otherwise, no, probably not. The plot? A girl, her younger brother and a friend go on a fantastical journey in search of her father, traveling to other planets via the help of some elderly ladies who seem like witches or angels or ... who knows?

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

Yes, another one I haven't read as well. I have a copy around here.