Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ten great books about hurricanes

The writers at The Daily Beast came up with a list of "good book[s] about people enduring hurricanes and other aquatic misadventures," including:
Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe

Crusoe’s adventures kick off with a hurricane that shipwrecks him somewhere off the coast of South America. It’s a memorable storm, created by an author who probably never saw one (he never saw the plague attack London either but that didn’t slow him down a whit when it came to writing about it). But as storm aftermaths go, this one pretty well retires the prize.
Read about the other entries on the list.

See: The Page 99 Test: Robinson Crusoe.

--Marshal Zeringue