It was a dark and
stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her
mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were
upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a
downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way,
by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract".
had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he
mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend
Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the
forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey
As you may have noticed, I have been making a concerted effort to step away from what is new and hot in the way of fiction and focus on some of the classics, especially science fiction. When I was talking to others about my quest for the classics, this is a book that was recommended time and time again.
I don't know anything about this author, other than what is listed below in her bio, and that she passed away in 2007. Although the primary setting for her book is the Carolinas, when reading it you get the feeling that it is a British novel and I couldn't help picturing the English countryside. I think much of that has to do with the author's writing style, which was likely influenced by her years an English boarding school.
The scientific facts she imbues into this novel are still relevant today. I enjoyed this book, but it did feel dated to me. I couldn't appreciate it for the classic that it is. Maybe I'm just not literary enough.
Have you read this book, or this series? How did you feel about it?
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