Jim Doherty says that a thriller is a crime/mystery/detective/suspense/call-it-what-you-will story in which the emphasis is on action, suspense, and pace rather than cerebration.
I say it's too many words, although fairly accurate. Jim, cut it back some for us--couldn't you have said detection instead of cerebration? That was definitely one word too many.
Why not just ... The thriller is the story of a crime or impending crime where the emphasis is on the prevention of a disaster rather than detection?
(I won't go round and round on this one ... just a thought.)
PS: Good to see you back
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