Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Ten of the best jewels in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best jewels in fiction.

One novel on the list:
Diamonds Are Forever, by Ian Fleming

James Bond is on the track of diamond smugglers and, being a connoisseur, understands perfectly "the passion that diamonds had inspired through the centuries, the almost sexual love they aroused among those who handled them". He knows that the illicit diamonds are "indestructible, as permanent as death".
Read about another jewel on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue