Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ten of the best chases in literature

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

One chase on the list:
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

Cripes! The black riders are after them. Frodo, Sam and the mysterious "Strider" are chased by the ring wraiths, who have sold their souls to the evil Sauron. Frodo is carried across the river Bruinen by the elf Glorfindel. When the nine dark riders follow a huge wave carries them away. Hooray!
Read about all ten chases on the list.

The Lord of the Rings made Lev Grossman's list of the six greatest fantasy books of all time, and appears on John Mullan's list of ten of the best volcanoes in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue