Thursday, November 5, 2015

Top ten assassination plots in fiction

Jonathan Lee's latest novel is High Dive. One of his ten top assassination plots in fiction, as shared at the Guardian:
A Brief History Of Seven Killings by Marlon James

The playfulness of this novel is announced by its title: James’s book is not brief, is not a work of history and encompasses many more killings than seven. It’s a wonderfully bold blend of experience and imagination, fiction and fact, centring on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976. James focuses on drawing the reader into a mass of ghostly voices surrounding “The Singer”: CIA operatives, groupies, journalists. “The dead never stop talking,” he writes, “and the living sometimes hear.” The judges of the Man Booker prize heard, and made this a worthy winner last month.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue