jml's notebook

Review: A Wrinkle in Time

One of the tragedies of my current flat is that I have not organized our books. Normally, I have all the books in their proper place, with a proper system, but for whatever reason our books at home remain unorganized. So, it happens that A Wrinkle in Time has been at my eye level in a place I wait a lot for months now.

After reading So You Want To Be A Wizard, I thought I'd give Wrinkle a try. Jolie has recommended Madeleine L'Engle to me before, and I vaguely recalled there'd been a film of it, and I was in the mood for something that would be entertaining, uplifting and unchallenging.

A Wrinkle in Time was all of these things, but like SYWTBAW it didn't grab my heart. I'm just too old.

It's also coming from a place that I find a bit odd. At one point, it's revealed that all of creation is singing of the glory of the LORD in words that might have been taken from the Psalms, but later Jesus is put on the same level as Beethoven.

I don't know that I would recommend the book. I think I would suggest to certain young adults as a thing to try.