Shrike - Species in Taxonomic Order - Use in Literature

Use in Literature

A central figure in Dan Simmons' Hyperion universe is known as The Shrike. This character is reported to impale human victims on a tree of thorns.

A shrike known as the 'Butcher Bird' kills the newborn babies of fieldmice in The Animals of Farthing Wood.

Stalker Shrike is a central character in the Mortal Engines series by Philip Reeve. The prequel novel Fever Crumb reveals that all members of his unit are similarly named after birds. North American editions change his name to Grike.

In the novel Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry by B. S. Johnson, Christie's girlfriend is referred to as the Shrike because she works in a butcher's shop.

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