Monday, August 09, 2010

Ten of the best motorbikes in literature

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

One book on the list:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by JK Rowling

The first chapter of the Potter oeuvre features the entrance of Hagrid at Privet Drive on a flying motorbike (with sidecar). In this vehicle (which belongs to Sirius Black) he rescues Harry from Voldemort. In the last book of the sequence Hagrid crashes and destroys the magical motorbike.
Read about another entry on Mullan's list.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone also appears on Mullan's list of ten of the best scars in fiction and Justin Scroggie's top ten list of books with secret signs.

--Marshal Zeringue