- Mar 27, 2016
Now that 1st April has been and gone, members may be more likely to feel they will be taken seriously if they post details of what they have read or are reading...
I think that was a guy I heard on Desert Island Discs in late January, and the very natural way he came across made me want to buy his book straight away -- except I then forgot about it during the four-hour car journey.plus the writer has a really good voice
I love The Greater Trumps (which I think is the first thing I ever read by Williams—I went looking for something by him because of his association with the Inklings, and the combination of that plus the Tarot was irresistible) but I seem to remember being disappointed the first time I read it, too. Which usually doesn't lead to a second read for me, but there were certain scenes that stayed with me, so I read it a second time years and it was a different experience. For me, it's my favorite of those of his books I've read.I’ve just finished Charles Williams: “The Greater Trumps”, perhaps best described as an occult thriller centred on the Tarot. On my first read I found it disappointing and more than a little clichéd, but, given that Williams is something of a unique character, I decided to persevere and read it again, looking to discard the pot-boiler elements and focus on those parts that might reflect (1) His personal philosophy (2) His understanding of the Tarot. This second read was more worthwhile and I realised that in its way it’s a surprisingly powerful work.
sort of... i kinda found the books to listen... that said, i'm not a big fan of alternate historys... the premisse is better in my opinion that the one in david weber's safehold series but it's not earthshattering. and i kinda like the david's series a lot. i finished with hartman wizard series before i beguin with this.... it's called syfy but it's more like star wars and less like star trekHave you got the Baen free CD with a lot of those books on?
yes, they kinda jump all over the place. lots of inobtanium lol frankly i know of one, maybe two authors that made magic and science coexist without great traumas. the rest are flaudering. they should just pick a side lolo i even found one with a great idea that went completely wrong.... it annoyed the hell out of me, because until that momment i really was enjoying the storyI tried a couple of them Wizard scout books but I couldn't really get into them . There was nothing wrong with them, they just didn't appeal to me