mjj (flemmings) wrote,

Reading Charles Williams' Descent into Hell. Williams' morally superior characters are less flatfooted and annoying than CS Lewis', and certainly less than Dorothy Sayers' Peter and Harriet with their little minuets of oneupmanship: 'my quivering moral sensibilities are more delicate than *your* quivering moral sensibilities. Observe me make allowances for a moral scruple I'm assuming you possess though of course neither of us must ever mention its existence because we're far too delicate for that.'

However that Williams fails to grate may be only because his writing is so opaque that it's hard to say wherein the moral superiority of his morally superior characters lies. One morally superior character in DiH has just turned into a mountain. This is accounted virtue in her. OK, I say, whatever. Wish I could find my copy of Death Note 2. Cause no one *there* is moral, period.
Tags: manga_06, reading_06

  • (no subject)

    The dread Torontonian three h's are upon us: hot, hazy, and humid. Must still say it's not that hot- 28 may be muggy and unpleasant but doesn't…

  • (no subject)

    Today was a classic Bad Knee Day and after doing a supermarket shop for, among other pressing things, tonic water to cushion the prophylactic gin, I…

  • (no subject)

    The result of refusing to get up at 8-whatever a.m. and going back to sleep for another three hours was to get me a dream of being in not!Japan,…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded