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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