Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Seven top revenge stories in literature

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Becky Ferreira tagged seven favorite tales of revenge in literature, including:
True Grit, by Charles Portis

Mattie Ross may only be a 14-year-old girl in the rough world of the American west, but she is downright unstoppable. A coward thief named Tom Chaney shot her father dead, and she will not rest until she avenges her blood. This is one of those rare cases where the film adaptation is as great as the book, so get ‘em both!
Read about another entry on the list.

True Grit also appears on Anthony Bourdain's list of ten favorite books, Andy Borowitz's list of five top comic novels, Tad Friend's five best list of novels on success, Willy Vlautin's list of five great books set in the West, and Jonathan Lethem's list of five terrific novels overshadowed by their film versions.

--Marshal Zeringue