Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ten best punch-ups in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best punch-ups in fiction.

One book on the list:
From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming

Fleming brought a new precision to the business of intimate violence. As Bond tackles a Smersh assassin on a train speeding through the Simplon Tunnel, we see close up the dying hitman's "terrible face, its eyes shining violet, the violet teeth bared".
Read about another novel on the list.

From Russia with Love also made Mullan's list of ten of the best chess games in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue