Posted in April 2015

All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams (1945)

All Hallows’ Eve is the last of Williams’ strange, supernatural thrillers and for me it is his most successful, the one in which plot, characterization  and theology  combine most effectively. The book opens vividly with a young woman, Lester Furnival, in an eerily deserted and oddly silent London. She meets her husband, Richard, who retreats … Continue reading

Religion in the middle-brow novels

One of the recurring themes in the middlebrow novels I have read as part of the Reading 1900-1950 project is religion, church teachings and theological in fighting. It struck me that maybe this is one of the reasons why a lot of these novels are no longer popular. These subjects are of far less interest … Continue reading