Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult - Williams novels

Thoughts on Charles Williams & Dennis Wheatley Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I shared an essay on thriller novelist Dennis Wheatley (whose influenced Ian Fleming and others) and his interesting part in promoting the books of Charles Williams. A new post, giving my concluding thoughts and some suggestions about why Williams and Wheatley's careers took such different turns, has now been published. …

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Thoughts on West Side Story: The Novel

One of the joys of writing book reviews is that sometimes you discover a book you really didn't expect to enjoy. I picked up a copy of West Side Story: A Novelization just after Christmas in a mall bookstore for two reasons: first, it's a reprint of a novelization written for the original film, and …

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Remembering Dietrich Bonhoeffer 77 Years Later

Today, April 9, marks 77 years to the day that theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was executed for his involvement in the most famous of several plots to assassinate Hitler. As a friend observed yesterday in Inkling Folk Fellowship's Memorium for Bonhoeffer, he died exactly three weeks before Hitler committed suicide in his bunker. Within two …

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My Review: Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

While my fiction writing so far has mostly been in the sci-fi/fantasy genre with ventures into ghost stories, I keep telling myself I should write a thriller. I enjoy the well-tuned psychological games, the tension and the chase between hunter and hunted. As I mentioned in my MovieThoughts series on Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels, I …

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