Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Top ten global adventures

Anthony McGowan is the author of highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning novels and children’s stories.

For the Guardian, he named his top ten global adventure stories.

One title on the list:
South Sea Tales by Jack London

As a child I was entranced by the sharks and volcanoes, the hula skirts and the cannibals of the South Pacific. Jack London's South Sea tales are full of desperate characters forced into heroism, told in a prose that is vigorous and poetic by turns. Two of the stories in this collection - The House of Mapui and The Seed of McCoy - are among the finest short stories in the language.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue