Saturday, August 08, 2009

Ten of the best volcanoes in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best volcanoes in literature.

One title on the list:
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

The destination of Frodo and Sam in Tolkien's fantasy classic is, naturally, Mount Doom, the belching volcano in Mordor where the Ring was originally forged. Near its summit, as the lava glows from the Cracks of Doom, the story will have its climax. The defeat of Sauron triggers a massive eruption.
Read about another novel on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue