Charles Williams?

Who the heck is he?, I thought, when I found his name on a blog of Methodius. I had a friend once by the name of Robert Williams and I was a great fan of Ted Williams, arguably the greatest hitter of all time, but Charles Williams? Who could that be?

Well, it didn’t take me long to find out this morning. In perusing Methodius’ blog (he has two other ones also) and links, I found that a favorite Williams novel is “Descent into Hell” and that he was a member of the so-called Inklings group. Other members of this group? Why, none other than C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, author of my favorite book, The Hobbit, and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and he gets praise from T.S. Eliot.

The older I get, the more I realize I don’t know.
😯 :roll:

  1. Steve Hayes’s avatar

    Descent into hell is the last of Charles William’s novels, and in some ways one of the most difficult. They are also hard to find, but if you can, try War in heaven or The place of the lion if you’d like to sample his writings.

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks very much for your comment, Steve. I just read the reviews in Amazon of the two books you mention. I think I may go with War in Heaven because of its analogy to The Da Vinci Code which to me was an unsatisfactory fake: all the blood-line talk drove me nuts. I think I’m ready for a mature spiritual thriller that will at least be believable if not real.
    (When am I going have time to read all these books?)

    Thanks again, Steve, for your comment and good recommendations.


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