Tuesday, 8 April 2014
A creation of the British writer Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (better known as Sax Rohmer), Dr. Fu Manchu is one of the truly classic characters from popular literature, alongside Mowgli, Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, Dracula and the Frankenstein monster. A scientific genius bent on world domination (aren't we all?), Dr. Fu Manchu has four doctorates; he has frequented the universities of Heidelberg, Edinburgh and the Sorbonne. That means he's bound to have published a lot of papers. An expert in poisons and murderous creatures of all kinds, I can imagine how he would deal with recalcitrant reviewers.