A Wrinkle in Time (1962)


Madeleine L’Engle (writer).


Read in 2018.


Christian children’s fantasy. It is heartening that L’Engle said she got 26 rejection letters from publishers. The only good thing about the book is the portrayal of Meg’s uneven talent profile: her “emotional immaturity” and lack of engagement in school. This characterization seems ahead of its time. Everything else about the book is cognitively lazy and unconvincing. The communist metaphors, in particular, made me cringe.

References here: Food Wars: The Third Plate (2017).

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