I finished the latest Louise Penny novel, Glass Houses
, a couple days ago. I think it is her best one yet. She uses two interesting motifs. One is a Spanish debt-collector called a Cobrador del Frac. The other is a quote from Gandhi: “There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.” Her use of conscience at all levels throughout the book is really masterful, I think. Each character struggles with his or her own conscience, and there is excellent dialogue around conscience and telling the truth. I don’t want to say much more. You need to read the book – assuming you’ve read the 12 that come before it!
This is a quick post today. Still at Holden and haven’t had good time to do the next Inklings post. Stay tuned for the very interesting Owen Barfield, who C. S. Lewis called one of his most significant friends.