Friday, March 4, 2016

On the Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall by H.G. Wells may actually be my favorite short story of all time. It captures all the magic of Narnia but with a more adult sentimentality. It embodies, in a much shorter form, some of the complexity of personal morality one finds in Frankenstein, Dorian Grey, and Jekyll & Hide. It makes me think about the nature of fantasy, and religion, and regret, and joy. It's simply a great little story, perfectly told.