September 1st, 2021


The Place of the Lion, by Charles Williams

Second paragraph of third chapter:
“You know,” he said, “if I were a sub-editor on anything but a distinguished literary paper, I should say you were playing with me — playing fast and loose.”
Williams was one of the other Inklings apart from J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, and for some reason I decided to start reading him with this work, though it is not his most popular (according to both LibraryThing and Goodreads, that would be Descent into Hell). I confess I did not get much out of it. Platonic archetypes begin to appear disruptively in today's world (England in 1931) and disrupt but also ennoble our hero and heroine. All a bit confusing really. You can get it here. Maybe I'll try Descent into Hell, but maybe not.

This was my top unread book acquired in 2019, and also my top unread sf book. Next on those piles respectively are John Quincy Adams by Fred Kaplan and Time Must Have a Stop by Aldous Huxley.