As we push into the final third of this novel, all the film trailers filling our television screen these days are making a lot more sense. I mean, I read this book once… long ago… but I’m finding I don’t remember it at all.
Brad’s Book Club 2018 (Book: 3 / 20)
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
I can’t tell if the Kid is enjoying it tho. We’ve been reading this is bursts at bedtime. The chapters are actually pretty long for a bedtime read — twenty to thirty minutes of reading aloud has me a bit tongue-tied by the final few paragraphs — and then the subsequent question “explain to me what just happened…”
To be fair, the Kid is pretty smart, but she always doubts her own analysis and is usually just confirming that she understood something. Usually. A Wrinkle in Time is a bit of a weird adventure through some abstract concepts involving interdimensional travel and mind-bending paradoxes. I need to read stuff over a couple times to make sure I get it. The Kid, in the moments before she drifts off for the night, might actually be a bit confused.
Either that or she’s destined for a career in theoretical quantum physics.