Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ten of the best visits to Venice in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best visits to Venice in literature.

One novel on the list:
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan

Venice is an unnamed city of menace in McEwan's slow-building shocker. A dully contented English couple, Mary and Colin, get lost in the city and are rescued by Robert, an over-friendly type who takes them home to meet his wife. An invitation to a lovely Venetian apartment is an intro to a nasty game of domination and submission.
Read about the other literature on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue