Tuesday, June 9, 2009
What do Fu Manchu and Gary Indiana have in common?
Answer: The Shanghai Gesture
Written by Gary Indiana
Fu Manchu, Scotland Yard detective who is of course a heroin addict, an opium den (natch), Lands End, England (the site of the nefarious plot), narcolepsy...
Read a review by the Washington Post' s Michael Dirda, someone with a scary knowledge of the Fu Manchu backstory. How could you not keep reading a review that starts:
"Tremble, ye mortals, at the sound of that name! Yes, we're speaking of the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu! The yellow peril incarnate -- the gigantic intellect with a brow like Shakespeare's and a face like Satan's, the greatest criminal mastermind of all time..."
and FYI...PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES - is now #4 on the NY Times Trade paperback best seller list.