Thursday, January 21, 2010

"It was a dark and stormy night."

I know-- you think this is Bulwer-Lytton-- and it is.

But it's also Madeleine' L'Engle's opening line for her Newbery-winning book A Wrinkle in Time

I remember being sucked into this scene, with a vividly-realized storm around the Murry house and Meg coming down to the kitchen for cocoa. Meeting the fascinating characters....L'Engle deliberately took a famous cliche to open her book, and got away with it. -- Donna Farley

1 comment:

  1. Funny, as soon as I read the quote I thought L'Engle. I love that she appropriated that opening and did it so well :)


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