"The telephone was ringing wildly," begins Charles Williams's novel War in Heaven, "but without result, since there was no-one in the room but the corpse." From this abrupt--and darkly humorous--start, Williams takes us on a 20th-century version of the Grail quest, with an Archdeacon, a Duke, and an editor playing the old Arthurian roles. Throughout, Williams reminds us that these legends were above all about divine, not just human, romance. While filled with marvels and black magic, the novel also suggests that the devil just might be what the face of God looks like to those who have sought destruction, just as that face is love to those who have sought love. The choice, Williams affirms, is always ours. --Doug Thorpe
(1886-1945) An intense, imaginative, magnetic person, Charles Williams was a member of the Inklings, the group of creative Oxford Christians of the 1930s and 1940s that included C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. Though he excelled in many literary genres, Williams is best remembered for his poetry and his original fiction—contemporary religious novels filled with suspense, mystery, and supernatural conflict.
War in Heaven was recommended to me as the book to try if you've not read a Charles Williams novel, as I hadn't. Read morePublished 16 days ago by James G. Bruen Jr.
Nothing is similar to the 7 novels of Charles Williams ...lesser known member of the Inklings ...with JRR TOLKIEN, DOROTHY SAYERS, CS LEWIS...Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Charles Williams, the third leg of the Inklings triad, has given a tale of the Grail set in modern (1920s) time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gil Gilliam
Oftentimes the mundane and material are perceived as swimming in a closed system, performing and progressing along well defined tracks to a clearly predictable destination; unless... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael Philliber
Some novels are above your pay grade, War in Heaven skirts that boundary for me. I am not much into poetry. But the humour and bumpy tale makes you chuckle at many points. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
A wild ride a book combining evil occult metaphysical themes.This book will keep you racing through the pages don't start it late at night you will never get to sleep,Published 6 months ago by R. lomazow
let your the EYES OF YOUR BRAIN go through this to see what you can see, hear what you can hear , or feel that which you can feel!Published 14 months ago by johnny D