Review: Descent Into Hell

Descent Into Hell
Descent Into Hell by Charles Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this book once way back in the day, in my teens or twenties sometime. It was vivid, and I remembered details of the book, and other details from Williams’ other novel. That said, I thought that Williams was a gifted weirdo. I decided to read this book again, and really enjoyed it. I am reminded of Mark Twain’s comment that when he was 17, his father was an idiot, and when he was 21, he was amazed to see how the old man had grown in four years.

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tpbaehr

Agreed: a powerful book that sticks with you. And I’ve another reason to recommend this book. I gave it to a girl, first time we met. Soon after… we were married. (Results not guaranteed).

PerfectHold
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PerfectHold

What occupies that missing star?
Dense allusions?
Occult willies?

valerieab
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valerieab

Haha! I loaned The Greater Trumps to a guy once. I did not get the same results!

Andrew Lohr
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“other novel”–novel s ? Williams wrote several.

Steven Opp
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Steven Opp

Fantastic book!

Rob Steele
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Rob Steele

All three Inklings excel in depicting evil, Williams most of all.