Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult - Williams novels

Some thoughts on Charles Williams and Dennis Wheatley

I've talked quite a lot about C.S. Lewis on my blog over the years, and his circle of friends known as the Inklings. One of his more mysterious friends was Charles Williams, who was (among other things) a playwright, a Dante scholar who got Dorothy L. Sayers hooked on The Divine Comedy, and a writer …

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Superheroes and Spies

Author's note: I originally wrote this piece for as an article for The Odyssey Online when I was writing weekly articles for that site. I never got around to publishing it there, but thought some readers may find the ideas interesting. Superhero movies and James Bond-style spy movies may not sound very similar at first. …

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Actors Who You Didn’t Realize Played Famous Roles

Someone else played James Bond before Sean Connery did in Dr. No. Someone else played Hannibal Lecter before Anthony Hopkins did in Silence of the Lambs. In a recent article for the Odyssey, I talk about these actors and others who played early versions of famous characters: