Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22

I'm finishing JD Robb's latest thriller, have started The Manchurian Candidate circa 1959, have a John Mackie, and a David Baldacci waiting to be read. All this is helping me to get an historical and current feel for the thriller market. And yes- in the final semester there is an academic thesis paper due on the genre, it's history, it's future and where your work fits.

I've never studied genre fiction in this way... I find it interesting... and a bit odd. Cheers!


  1. That actually does sound like a fun course and a fun paper to write. Are you studying thrillers over a certain time period? Or current ones only? It would be really interesting to see what some of the trends over time turn out to be, and how they are generally structured.

  2. Hi~

    I'm reading thrillers from early to current, along with at least three non fiction critical books on the dissection of parts of the genre. It is really kind of cool...