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The most riveting reads in history meet today's biggest thriller writers in Thrillers 100 Must ReadsEdited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner Thrillers 100 Must Reads examines 100 seminal works of suspense through essays contributed by such esteemed modern thriller writers as David Baldacci Steve Berry Sandra Brown Lee Child Jeffery Deaver Tess Gerritsen He. The overall premise of this book was something I immediately latched on to a thriller writer recommends one book from the thriller genre that heshe considers a must read Nothing could shine light into the inner workings of the genre than having authors with working knowledge of the tradecraft talking about books that inspired amazed or astounded them Thrillers are dime a dozen in the book market and it is for this same reason that I liked this book for it helps to filter out some of the really outstanding works in the field These 100 articles run across a wide section of the history of books themselves The second article is about Homer and the last article is about Dan Brown and all the others follow a roughly chronological timeline If you love the thriller genre this will be a fascinating series of articles to read to get new perspectives on some books that have really been landmarks in this field Each article is a mix of facts about the book and the author along with the thoughts from the writer about the book So many different authors mean so many different styles and subgenres too And so we get to discover chase stories manhunts romantic thrillers whodunits spy thrillers action during WWI and WWII the Cold War era the post 911 era familial feuds stranded stories horror stories cop stories the common man as a hero dirty politics and much much Two of the essays stood out for their uniueness – RL Stine’s essay on why PG Wodehouse’s Summer Lightning is a splendid thriller The play of words that Stine employs here proceeds to tell us why a comedy can also make a good thriller The second was Lee Goldberg’s article on Trevanian’s Eiger Sanction which gave me a fresh new pair of lenses to view the story I had read a while backRecommended There is no such thing as a must read but then these are all books that will really help you to understand how the thrillers in the English language evolved over time

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Thrillers00 Must Reads goes deep inside the most notable thrillers published over the centuries Through lively spirited and thoughtful essays that examine each work's significance impact and influence Thrillers 100 Must Reads provides both historical and personal perspective on those spellbinding works that have kept readers on the edge of their seats for centurie. A couple of weeks ago I happened upon a complete list of the writers contributing to this book and couldn't resist getting myself a copy I'm glad I did Thriller fans will delight in this book in which many of today's top writers of the genre tell us about their favorite thrillers and why they're important By the time I finished this book I had uite a long list of must reads and must read agains I did notice some sloppy copy editing along with a couple of glaring factual errors but on the whole it's a really enjoyable absorbing and informative book that will result in countless hours of great reading entertainment

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Characters ✓ Thrillers ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ The most riveting reads in history meet today's biggest thriller writers in Thrillers 100 Must ReadsEdited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner Thrillers 100 Must Reads examines 100 seminal works of suspense through essays contributed by such esteemed modern thrillerAther Graham John Lescroart Gayle Lynds Katherine Neville Michael Palmer James Rollins R L Stine and many Thrillers 100 Must Reads features 100 works from Beowulf to The Bourne Identity Dracula to Deliverance Heart of Darkness to The Hunt for Red October deemed must reads by the International Thriller Writers organizationMuch than an anthology Thrillers 1. The Thriller is the oldest kind of story rooted in our deepest hopes and fears for ourselves those we love and the world around us Whether you are an aspiring author a seasoned veteran of the New York Times Best Seller lists whether your books have been turned into multi 100 million dollar movies or you are just an avid reader creative writing major history student or just want to know about what makes a thriller popular and good this book is indispensible and should set on your bookshelf next to the dictionary thesaurus and book of uotations If you occupy any of the above categories or many then this book is a Must Have not just a must read There are few writers books that stand the test of time but Thrillers 100 Must Reads not only will stand the test it is the test as it spans the history of the Thriller from Beowulf to The Bourne Identity Dracula to Deliverance and The Heart of Darkness to The Hunt for Red October Writing a review on this wonderful book is akin to writing a book report on a book report It's a daunting task as the authors who wrote these essays are amongst the best in the world in any genre and the giants and grand masters of the Thriller When the publishers Oceanview Publishing first provided me with an ARC of this book I almost took a pass These guys are an impossible act to follow And if I think it is daunting for me the authors of the essays found it daunting as well Any Best of list is hard for one person to agree on let alone a large number of people David Morrell states in the preface the authors collectively had a hard time deciding how far back in history to go in compiling the list And these esteemed authors didn't just draw titles out of a hat and write uick little blurbs It uickly becomes apparent that not only did they struggle with the selections and nominations but each and everyone of them wrote what amounts to a synopsis for a thesis in a masters class in creative writing And the stories ah the stories You could just print out the table of contents use it as a shopping list and go to the bookstore Stack these titles on your coffee table arrange them nicely on your office book case or devote a few shelves in your library to them and anybody In the world would think you are a serious reader and book lover