Sunday, June 15, 2014

The 23 best thrillers of all time

The Telegraph presented the twenty-three greatest thrillers ever written, including:
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Ian Fleming (1963)

It might almost have been any of them, but Fleming’s tenth Bond book reveals the spy in a softer, more humane light, even falling in love and getting married – though not for long – while battling with Ernst Blofield in his high alpine fastness.
Read about another book on the list.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service is among John Dugdale's ten notable fictional works on winter sports and 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