‘A gritty, post-apocalyptic winner’
The strapline for Fantasy Literature is ‘Life’s too short to read bad books’, and their recent review of Wrinkle in the Skin – in which the earth is hit by the mother of all earthquakes such that the English Channel is drained dry – gives it a 4.5/5 star rating.
Sandy Ferber, Fantasy Literature’s reviewer, writes:
John Christopher, who is perhaps best known today for his YA trilogy dealing with THE TRIPODS, is an excellent writer, of course, and his 1965 novel shows him in great form, a master of both dialogue and interior monologues, convincing geographical description, and well-drawn characters …The author, had he chosen, could easily have made this novel the opening salvo for an entire series of books set in an increasingly seismically challenged world, but as it stands, the novel nevertheless succeeds in satisfying on its own. It is a fairly relentless page-turner, and one that would make for a terrific Hollywood blockbuster, if done right.
Check out the full review here.