Re: RARA-AVIS: Charles Williams

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 30 Aug 2002

> miker, I think the reason there's not much written about
> Williams is that nobody knows much. Your post contained
> nearly every fact about him I know of.
> Bill Crider
> --

Me too, except for how he committed suicide - if I have my facts right, Williams took his boat out one day, then went for a swim from it & never returned. Many people, myself included,think that his marine novels are the best (admittedly I've only read a small handful of his books). They have a spooky quality that gets even spookier when you know how he died.
(Yes, that's very literary phrasing, Edna.) Williams books that I have read (& liked a lot): SCORPION REEF, NOTHING IN HER WAY, THE HOT SPOT
( orig. title escapes me at present). I haven't read DEAD CALM but a nice little movie was made here in Oz based on it.


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