Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ten of the best secret societies in literature

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

One group on his list:

The organisation against which James Bond fights is a rough sort of acronym: the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion. Its leader is Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and first appears in Thunderball. A grand amalgamation of other evil groups (including Smersh and the Mafia) it is dedicated to world domination.
Read about another secret society on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue