Thriller

Baby Grand is a thriller. (Or, at least, that’s the plan.)

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…

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5 thoughts on “Thriller

  1. True Evil by Greg Iles…Dina, i promise youll be hooked

    i’m currently reading Blood Memory by the same author, but True Evil is what reeled me in to this author

    • Each book in the Harry Potter series. Selfishly, I obtained multiple copies when available so my husband and two kids and I could read simultaneously instead of waiting for a copy to be passed around.

  2. Some of my favorites are “The Alienist” and “The Angel of Darkness” by Caleb Carr. Great detective and historical fiction. I also love “The Silence of the Lambs.”

  3. Catching up on old posts. Okay who am I kidding, I have abandoned my rock and am starting from the beginning. Much like that time I tried to start watching Smallville during season 5 while simultaneously watching the prior seaons. Who needs plot continuation anyway.

    I would say Lightning or Odd Thomas series by Koontz. Only Koontz can make a Nazi-Time Travel-Love Story some how work. Odd Thomas for the characters that are so well fleshed out that you mourn the loss of them post final chapter.

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