Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Place of the Lion

The Place of the Lion, by Charles Williams, is one wild ride of a book.  It's heady stuff, addressing ideas of classical philosophy in a fantastic setting.

I have read several Charles Williams novels over the years (and hope to finish the rest that I have on my shelf before much longer).  He's always fairly heavy in the ideas department.  The Place of the Lion is all about Ideas, too — in the Platonic sense.  It made for quite an engaging read, as Williams puts the stories together well.

I am not sure if it is just because of my preconceived ideas about Williams (and his work on Authurian romance), but I'm always struck by an element of romance in his fiction.  This is especially true of The Place of the Lion, and it makes for quite an uplifting (and challenging) read.

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