RE: RARA-AVIS: williams, brewer, and rabe...and Willeford: Robiso n after Crider

From: Todd Mason (
Date: 23 Jan 2002

I think Bill meant Charles Willeford. Charles Williams, the one I know, and whom you probably found, was an Inkling, a fellow-traveler with JRR Tolkien and C. S. Lewis in dealing in religiously-significant fantasy fiction.

You'll find some Brewer and Rabe used, if not much new...but I suspect with all the reissue programs in hb/Gold Medal-era work, some's coming if it isn't here already. Definitely some Willeford's been in print... TM

-----Original Message----- From: Robison Michael R CNIN [mailto:]

Bill Crider said:

Absolutely. Boucher was reviewing John D. MacDonald, Charles Williams, Jim Thompson, Gil Brewer, Peter Rabe (not to mention lesser lights like Al Fray, Jack Ehrlich, and many others) before they were even a blip on the radar of any other reviewer.


i've read jd macdonald and thompson, but brewer, rabe, and williams are new to me. not a whole lot available from rabe and brewer, but williams looks like an interesting one. hardboiled with a religious theme? thats unusual.

has anybody read williams? what did you think?

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