(urth) Charles Williams

David Duffy David.Duffy at qimr.edu.au
Mon Dec 17 14:51:14 PST 2012

On Tue, 18 Dec 2012, Daniel Petersen wrote:

> Yes, those were two novels by each of them that I hadn't yet read, so I
> read them both recently, hoping for resonances.  My first impression is
> that they each took their own uniquely weird take on the tarot (about
> which, though, I know little) with about zero overlap!  That's probably the
> best I've read by Powers so far - excellent.  Williams's was a more minor
> effort in my opinion but had one of my all-time favourite theological moves
> (reminding me very much of the Wolfe's Outsider) and one of the best
> freakish visions in the Williams canon - whole novel was worth it for that
> alone.
> (I was subsequently weirded out to see the tarot feature in Cormac
> McCarthy's *Blood Meridian* as well!)

Agree with all the Williams recommendations (our uni library had 
his complete set of novels).  Sidetracking onto other tarot novels (this 
has happened before, I think), Calvino and Eco.

Cheers, David Duffy.

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