Madeleine L'engle, R.I.P.
Apparently, Madeleine L'engle passed away Thursday. She was 88, but this one still really shook me. I cannot overstate the significance her writing had for me as a child. Just a remarkable and genuine woman, and an extraordinary writer.
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Last edited by tork; 09-09-2007 at 11:22 AM.
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Yeah. I just started reading "A Wrinkle In Time" to the kids. They were creeped out, but I liked it. I, honestly, did not know she was still alive.
Yep, that and A Wind in the Door were two of my favorites as well as two that seemed to "affect" me as certain books do as you are growing up. She most assuredly deserves her own RIP thread.
I think A Swiftly Tilting Planet was the creepiest one of the bunch. I still have occasional dreams about the ocean of icebergs, or the giant brain. Absolutely one of the great series of my childhood.
- The Dark is Rising cycle
- A Wrinkle in Time cycle
- Harry Potter cycle
Damn, my lucky kids have some cool things to look forward to :-) I foresee some serious gift-giving!
I loved her books. I have a fondness for young adult fiction (maybe it's just a weak brain) but her stuff is some of my favorites. My wife met her once at a Writer's retreat, about 5 years ago, and she said it was a great experience.
Not only were her "children's books" great but she was a very prolific Christian writer as well. I really liked her book "Walking on Water" about faith and art and "Two-Part Invention" about her marriage.
Sad to see her go.