Saturday, August 6, 2016

Eighteen of the best books for the Olympics

At the Guardian, John Dugdale assembled eighteen literary accompaniments to the key Olympic sports, including:
Taekwondo: Ian Fleming

Oddjob in Goldfinger is taekwondo-trained, though his tactic of choice is hurling his steel-brimmed hat. Other fictional martial arts exponents tend to appear in comics, but the eponymous hero of John Grisham’s Rogue Lawyer moonlights as a manager of MMA fighters.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Goldfinger is among Joel Cunningham's top five James Bond titles. Honor Blackman played Pussy Galore in the movie version of Goldfinger. Learn about her six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue