Wyndham gives us another gem, one among his best. This is the kind of character who makes you smirk hard and leaves you jazzed, who says what is wished to be said, not what should be or would be. It really never gets any more fun than that, not for an audience, an actor, director, you name it. I wonder what’s in this man’s coffee; this and several other questions will laugh you up during any angle or period of analysis. Some other questions will probably give you significant pause, maybe even fear. That’s what makes Wyndham’s work particularly remarkable.