“STATE OF WONDER,”
is a 21st century fairy tale. The
novel explores, among many things, the potential for human excellence, the power and consequence of romantic love, the implications of paternal presence and absence. Perhaps most importantly, the story reveals our willingness to deceive, disappoint, and betray one another. But also our ability to persevere and survive.
Read State of Wonder twice. It’s that good. I missed most of the message on first reading. I’m planning to give it a third go, a few years hence. I can’t wait to see how the story stands the test of time. After two readings, I think it has “classic” stamped all over it.
One reader called State of Wonder “A life-changing experience.” For anyone paying attention, it is a life-informing experience, at least.
As a story, State of Wonder is a tale of grand adventure, bordering on science fiction…