With The Night Mail

With the Night Mail (1905)

Rudyard Kipling

May take a few pages to warm up to this "Story of 2000 A.D.," but it's well worth the effort. Fabulous tale of a man hitching a ride on a trans-Atlantic mail carrier that's something between an airplane and a zeppelin. Masterful—right up to the delightful last line kicker. Compare with Edgar Allan Poe’s earlier “Mellonta Tauta.”

Reviewed by: Nat Hocken

Rating: 6

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