Books | Historical novels provide keen insight into its arcane origins
by George Grant
Posted 2/08/97, 12:00 am
The great English critic and journalist Hilaire Belloc asserted that "to comprehend the history of a thing is to unlock the mysteries of its present, and more, to discover the profundities of its future." Two recently published novels explore the arcane origins of modern pop culture--thus providing some much needed insight into both the here-and-now and the come-what-may. They also tell their tales with verve and nerve.