The protagonists of thrillers are frequently 'good' guys, or 'sympathetic'
or indeed 'heroic'. Leonard writes crime novels, where the focus is on the
crime/ criminals, who don't necessarily display those attributes, and the
only thing they're trying to prevent is their own capture or demise. You
could argue that the latter is a crime, and indeed if the prevention of the
protagonist's death was the focus of the novel, it may well be a thriller.
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From: "jacquesdebierue" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> In that case, much of Elmore Leonard is out the window, no? I find the
> word "enemy" intriguing in this definition. It reminds me of superhero
> comics, good against evil, etc.
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