James Hayman's Blog – August 2010 Archive (1)

Yes, a Thriller Has to Be Thrilling. But It Can Also be Literature

A lot of people, but especially self-proclaimed book snobs,

create a kind of false distinction between thrillers (and other forms of

so-called “genre” fiction such as romance and sci-fi) and what they like to

call “literary fiction.”

Genre fiction, they say, is plot driven. Literary fiction is “character driven.”…


Added by James Hayman on August 9, 2010 at 2:43am — No Comments

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