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Melony



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:22 am    Post subject: Thrillers  Reply with quote

The categories are throwing me off.  Where do things go, like The DaVinic Code, that aren't supernatural or crime per se?  

Has anyone read or gotten the Kindle for The Chopin Manuscript?  It was started by Jeffery Deaver, added to by 14 other mystery thriller writers, and finished by Deaver.  Kind of an exquisite corpse for mystery writers, pardon the pun.  It's about a lost Chopin score and a shadowy figure named Faust.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: Thrillers Reply with quote

Melony wrote:
The categories are throwing me off.  Where do things go, like The DaVinic Code, that aren't supernatural or crime per se?

I would class Dan Brown in with Clve Cussler Tom Clancy Len Deighton Frederick Forsyth in the Thriller genre. Can't help with the Deaver Sad


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Melony



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Castorboy, I titled it thriller, but it seems like that has other sub-genres.  Supernatural thriller, mystery thriller, suspense thriller...

I'm not sure Dan Brown goes with Tom Clancy.  Dan Brown is like historical mystery thriller and Tom Clancy is political espionage thriller?  I'm probably just mincing words.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Genre' can be a very tricksy area!



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just been wondering how spy fiction relates to detective fiction.  I suppose that spy fiction is a sub-genre of detective fiction.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure that 'thriller' is a genre, in and of itself.   As Melony said, it can be divided into so many sub-genres that the word 'thriller' becomes almost meaningless.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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'Genre' can be a very tricksy area!


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