Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ten of the best volcanoes

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

One title on the list:
Pompeii by Robert Harris

The hero of Harris's historical yarn is Roman engineer Marcus Attilius Primus, in charge of Pompeii's water supplies. In the process of trying to keep the aquaducts flowing, he discovers the corruption and decadence of the locals, and scientifically detects the signs of a coming catastrophe.
Read about the other nine volcanoes on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue