Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ten of the best rats in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan compiled a list of ten of the best rats in literature.

One novel on the list:
La Peste by Albert Camus

Rats are victims too. One day, in the Algerian port of Oran, Dr Bernard Rieux sees a dead rat. Soon the city's inhabitants begin to notice the increasing number of dead or dying rats, and their fears turn to panic. The authorities organise the collection and burning of the rats, which merely helps spread the disease. It is an allegory, but of what?
Read about all of the rats on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue