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Old 03-17-2013, 03:34 AM   #42
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I am questioning your logic. How did you come to the conclusion that this book is a thriller? What makes it such?

It is NOT a thriller. You may be thrilled to read it, but that doesn't make it a thriller. It is a mystery. I know some thrillers have mystery elements to them. But in this case, it's a mystery and not a thriller.
What are you, the Genre Police? The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo IS a thriller. Prove that it isn't. Sure, it's a mystery. It's also a thriller. Things can be more than one genre, you know. It's not a mutually exclusive sort of proposition.

Violence, characters in peril, serial killers, and an ominous vibe throughout equals "thriller" in my book. Maybe we could do a little poll, assuming anyone else is even interested in weighing in on such a stupid argument.


@JSWolf
: Have you actually read all three books??

Here are some of my recent favorites:
  • John Katzenbach - The Analyst (2 of his other books, Just Cause and Hart's War, were made into movies.)
  • Jussi Adler-Olsen - Mercy (UK title)/The Keeper of Lost Causes (US title)
  • Joseph Finder - Paranoia (his equally good book High Crimes was made into a movie)
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