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There's at least a dozen thriller subgenres, but you wouldn't know it from this book.
After readng Pat Anderson's book, I immediately ordered a bunch of books by his recommended authors and I haven't been disappointed!
This makes for dull reading - particularly if the reader is not of the same opinion as the author.
This is about the 15th copy of this I have purchased. Keep finding friends that like similar authors to ones I enjoy that do not have this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Doctorgin
This was an older book that naturally did not treat newer authors, but as a writer of mystery and suspense I found the write-ups of the various authors to be spot on and enjoyed... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Judith Copek
Mainstream fiction is often thought of as being non-genre, that is, it may not be particularly literary, but it also isn't pigeonholed into any particular category. Read morePublished on January 27, 2008 by mrliteral
Beyond a doubt, the best seller lists of today bear little resemblance to best seller lists of the '50s and '60s that were dominated by novels about movie stars, sex, money and the... Read morePublished on September 1, 2007 by Sam Sattler
When I got this book, I thought, "Finally, a book on thriller." Unfortunately, what I discovered was that the author did what everyone else does when talking about thriller--talk... Read morePublished on May 1, 2007 by Garridon
The preface says it all. In the introductory chapter, Anderson gives his view of the genre, reveals what he likes and what he doesn't, makes a good case for crime writers being... Read morePublished on March 20, 2007 by Kathrin Perutz
I never paid much attention to the "thriller" genre, although I had read a few books that Mr. Anderson writes about. Read morePublished on March 19, 2007 by Louise A. Evans