Sunday, February 07, 2010

Fowler on Ambler, Shute.

Christopher Fowler's latest in his Forgotten Authors series for The Independent focuses on Nevil Shute and Eric Ambler, although he does acknowledge that they still have a presence in today's literary world. One aspect of Shute's oeuvre he fails to mention: aeronautical engineer Shute's No Highway (1948; filmed as No Highway in the Sky, 1951), which sounded a prophetic warning against the dangers of metal fatigue in planes.

About the image: Jimmy Stewart in No Highway in the Sky, 1951, dir. Henry Koster

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