Tag Archives: Charles Williams

Tolkien’s “I am in fact a Hobbit (in all but size)” in Context

I don’t know that there is any more famous Tolkien quote than his claim to, in fact, be a hobbit. It’s really quite a delightful statement and worth quoting more fully: I am in fact a Hobbit (in all but … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shadows of Shadows of Ecstasy: An Irresponsible Suggestion about Charles Williams’ First Novel

With Relief… I have rarely been as relieved to complete a novel as Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams. I knew very little about it going in, but wanted to read through his seven “supernatural potboilers” over the next year … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

The Mythogenic Principle, Or Why Reading Zombie Lit at the Beach is a Very Bad Idea

It’s one of the reasons watching horror films is so fun, isn’t it? Though the possibility that a serial killer who has spent too much time collecting comic books or reading 19th century engineering reports is hiding behind your couch … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

2017 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists and A Review of “The Chapel of the Thorn” by Charles Williams

The Mythopoeic Award shortlist is out (see here). I’m not often at the same table as the cool kids on the newest and hottest fantasy lit–I’m just now reading Patrick Rothfuss, and wondering what I have done with my life … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Diana Butler Bass on C.S. Lewis and the Inklings

The work of C.S. Lewis is not lost on Church historians. Dr. Diana Butler Bass, a student of George Marsden and prominent columnist, author, and American church historian, turns to Lewis and some of his friends as an answer to … Continue reading

Posted in Memorable Quotes, Original Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Stephen King on the Supernatural

On Tuesday I spent time thinking about my Stickin’ Huge Awesome Novel Winter Awesome Read (SHANWAR) read for 2017, Stephen King’s The Stand. As the snows of winter pen me in, I want a big, long, great book that I … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Regent College’s Inklings Related Lectures on Sale (Friday Feature)

A lecture series is a great way to discover a new area, to deepen knowledge in our areas of concentration, or to reboot a reading project. Over a season of painting houses I used iTunesU and some other lecture resources … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Friday, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments