Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ten of the best dragons in literature

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

One novel on the list:
Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris

Francis Dolarhyde, the psychopathic villain of the novel that came before The Silence of the Lambs, is obsessed with William Blake's scary, apocalyptic paintings of the Great Red Dragon, representative of Satan. He has a huge tattoo of the dragon on his back.
Read about the other entries on Mullan's list.

Red Dragon also appears on Mullan's list of ten of the best tattoos in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue