Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rats: a reading list

For the Independent, Alice-Azania Jarvis came up with a reading list on rats. She named a non-fiction book, a work of poetry, a manual for rat-keeping, a short story, a children's book, and this novel:
The Rats by James Herbert

Inspired while watching Tod Browning's Dracula, Herbert pulls no punches in this gruesome horror classic. The tale opens with a tramp being eaten alive; things don't get much more pleasant. Able to communicate telepathically, the rats of Herbert's imagining are truly frightening.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see John Mullan's list of ten of the best rats in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue