Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ten top fictional works on winter sports

At the Guardian John Dugdale tagged ten notable fictional works on winter sports, including:
Ian Fleming – slalom, biathlon, skeleton

All in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, where Blofeld is based in the Alps. In the climax Bond pursues him on a skeleton bob, descending at 40mph-plus. The national icon's excellence on the flimsy one-man bob nicely foreshadows the run of medals in the one winter sport where Britain has been consistently successful.
Read about another entry on the list.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service is among Alexandra Silverman's fourteen best wrathful stories.

Blofeld appears on Eoin Colfer's top ten list villains in fiction, John Mullan's list of ten of the best secret societies in literature, and Marcus Sedgwick's top 10 list of tales from cold climes.

--Marshal Zeringue