Category Archives: Suspense

MURDER

Life is precious.  That’s my best response to the unanswerable question, “What place does murder have in fiction?”  A few thoughts— Continue reading

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TOM CLANCY

I enjoy Tom Clancy’s novels.  I broke out my old paperbacks and now find myself in the middle of the second book.

In a previous post, I compared plot-driven to character-driven novels.  Continue reading

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SUSPENSE

Let’s talk about action and suspense.

I’m taking it as given that suspense is legitimate fodder for a modern novel.  Continue reading

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