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Will Lavender
02-13-2007, 08:51 PM
It's called The Triumph of the Thriller: How Cops, Crooks, and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction. The author is Patrick Anderson. $25 from Random House.

Read it over the weekend. Highly recommended.

The book is a sort of retrospective of 20th Century American crime novels. Anderson makes the case that people -- he calls them, sarcastically, "experts" -- do not give enough credit to thrillers and give way too much credit to more "literary" works.

I agree, somewhat.

Michael Murphy
02-18-2007, 05:17 AM
Thanks for the tip. I think I'll check it out.

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