Re: RARA-AVIS: Jim D's definition of Thriller

Date: 02 Feb 2009

  • Next message: jacquesdebierue: "Re: RARA-AVIS: Jim D's definition of Thriller"

    In a message dated 2/2/09 6:55:05 PM, writes:

    > 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.)

    I happen to agree with Jimbo on this one. shoot me now!

    John Lau

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