An Inkling Of Something Deeper

by Timothy Lusch

More Than A Friend Of Friends

Night Operation by Owen Barfield 

Owen Barfield (1898-1997) was a British lawyer, philosopher, poet, novelist and thinker who, if remembered at all, is usually remembered for his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and his membership in their literary group, The Inklings. But, Barfield demands his own following. Not known for enduring blockbusters like The Lord of The Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia, Barfield nevertheless offers us a challenging examination of many of our cultural, literary, and philosophical assumptions that persist today.

In this book, Barfield’s only foray into science fiction, Barfield depicts a civilization gone underground. Quite literally, a society in the gutter. Rampant fear of terrorist attacks, obsession with security, and a hollowed out humanity are pervasive themes. Still relevant today, Barfield’s book ranks with 1984, Brave New World, We, and Darkness at Noon. Skip The Hunger Games. Read Night Operation. It will change the way you watch the news and engage social media. Then ask yourself, are you living or are you just crisis hopping?

“When the velocity of progress increases beyond a certain point, it becomes indistinguishable from crisis.”