Monday, March 30, 2009

Ten of the best examples of scars in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best examples of scars in fiction.

One scar on the list:
Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge

On board the Titanic, Bainbridge's protagonist and narrator, Morgan, discovers that a fellow passenger, Scurra, seems to know everyone's secrets. Scurra is marked for power by a strange scar, his bottom lip "scored through as though by a slash from a knife". He claims to have been attacked by a macaw in a Cape Town department store.
Read about all ten scars on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue