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Madeleine L'Engle died September 6, 2007

Postby Bmat » Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:40 pm

Madeleine L'Engle (writer) -- Dead. Died September 6, 2007. Born November 29, 1918. Won the Newbery Award for A Wrinkle in Time.

I never read Wrinkle in Time. I read that it is a story of a teenaged girl who travels through space and time with her brother. Has anyone here read it? Is it just for young people or would adults enjoy it?
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Postby Violanthe » Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:44 pm

A Wrinkle in Time was my very favorite book as a child. I recently re-read it and was surprised at how well it held up. Of course, I also have fond memories of having read it so many times as a kid. But I think it's sophisticated enough to be enjoyable to an adult.
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Postby RHFay » Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:07 pm

I haven't read the book, but my daughter has, and she liked it. I think it would be of interest to adults as well as younger people.

The world of science fiction and fantasy literature seems to have lost a few rather famous authors recently. At least Madeline L'Engle's books will live on. They seem to have become classics.
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Postby aldan » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:18 am

I'm afraid that, due to the fact that the 'golden age' was so long ago for SciFi, the trend will be continuing... which is distressing, to say the least.
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Postby dragon13writer » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:29 pm

I can truely say I absolutely loved her books. I can't say the same for the movie adaptation, it was missing some of the heart of the book. I say pick it up. You will enjoy it. I've even thought about re-reading it. So many books, so little time. :wink:
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