Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Top 10 tales from cold climes

Marcus Sedgwick's latest novel Revolver, now available in the U.K., is a tense psychological drama set above the Arctic Circle.

For the Guardian, he named his top ten tales from cold climes. One novel on the list:
On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Fleming

Rather unfairly deemed a second cousin in the series, the film version of Fleming's OHMSS still has its good points (including the best soundtrack of any Bond film) and yet, as so often, the novel gives so much more. As Bond passes himself off as an expert in heraldry to investigate Blofeld's Alpine lair, you can almost hear the swish of skis cut into the crust of the snow as the pages turn.
Read about another novel on Sedgwick's list.

--Marshal Zeringue