Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ten of the best deserts in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best deserts in literature.

One novel on the list:
Dune by Frank Herbert

This sci-fi epic is set on the planet of Arrakis and realises a whole desert world. Herbert's characters may be unconvincing, but his sandy planet, with its sandtrout, sandplankton and giant sandworms , is vividly imagined.
Read about all ten deserts on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue