Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ten of the best cases of seasickness

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best cases of seasickness in literature.

One novel on the list:
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

Sailing to America, aristocratic Olivier is hopeful and exhilarated, but his servant Parrot is having a hard time. "I felt the first big wave break and I saw the great wash of beef and brandy erupt from the dreadful Parrot's gorge . . . I was very pleased to note I was not afraid."
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue