Monday, February 27, 2012

Ten of the best owls in literature

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

One entry on the list:
The Cry of the Owl by Patricia Highsmith

Robert Forester is a kind of stalker, surprised to find that Jenny, the object of his attentions, thinks that they are destined to be together. She believes in fate and premonition, fearing that when she hears the cry of an owl it predicts an imminent death. It being Highsmith, she turns out to be right.
Read about the other owls on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue