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What Does It Take for a Book to Be a Thriller?

November 11, 2015 | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment

Like all fiction, a thriller starts with story and character. To broadly paraphrase Henry James* (an unlikely source for thriller wisdom) “Characters drive the story; the story reveals the characters.” This tight fusion between story and character is especially important in a thriller. But what kind of story? What kind of character? I’ll concentrate on […]