>If you liked The Lost Symbol . . .

>It occurs to me that now that Robert Langdon has raced around Rome, Paris, and D.C. he ought to go to New York; precisely to Madeleine L'Engle's current residence, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. His readers would love her; hers, I'm not so sure about.
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton

Editor Emeritus Roger Sutton was editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc., from 1996-2021. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his MA in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a BA from Pitzer College in 1978.

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>She gave the Cathedral the "Dan Brown" treatment herself - The Young Unicorns.

Posted : Oct 15, 2009 07:09


>Perhaps someone should spearhead a marketing campaign to repackage L'Engle's books a la Jane Eyre and Twilight. As in, give them misleading Dan Brown-esque jackets and slap a "Robert Langdon's childhood inspiration" sticker on the cover or something? THAT I would love to see. ;)


Posted : Oct 15, 2009 01:24

Roger Sutton

>Just imagine Tom Hanks in flared pants hitting a secret button to reveal a hologram of L'Engle in a rosary-beaded Nehru jacket.

Posted : Oct 14, 2009 06:33

J. L. Bell

>The builders of St. John the Divine left cryptic messages in the stonework—messages that come to us all the way from the 1970s!

Hmmm. Not seeing it. Scary, but not in a good way.

Posted : Oct 14, 2009 06:17



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