Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ten of the best bows & arrows in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best bows and arrows in literature.

One title on the list:
The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper

Hawkeye's friend Uncas is the eponymous Mohican, a hunter able to kill silently in the forests of North America. When we first meet him he is stalking a deer. "In another moment the twang of the cord was heard, a white streak was seen glancing into the bushes, and the wounded buck plunged from the cover, to the very feet of his hidden enemy." Will his skill defeat the evil Magua?
Read about another book on the list.

The Last of the Mohicans also appears on Mullan's list of ten of the best green stories in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue