Thrillers — legal, spy, action-adventure, medical, police, romantic, historical, you name it — are one of my favorite genres of books to read. They are, according to Wikipedia, characterized by fast pacing, frequent action and resourceful heroes who must thwart the plans of more powerful and better equipped villains.
They are the kinds of books you can’t put down, are sorry to see end. I felt exhausted after reading Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code, but also invigorated and satisfied. “I have to call somebody,” I remember thinking, “and tell them!”
Same reaction to Primal Fear by William Diehl (great ending) and Jurassic Park by Michael Chrichton, who had an amazing ability to turn the utterly unbelievable into the is-this-possible?.
What are your favorite page-turners (thriller or otherwise)? Procrastinating minds want to know…