Thrillers: 100 Must Reads
Edited by: David Morrell & Hank Wagner
Who better to judge the best thrillers of all time,
then thriller writers? This compilation explores the masters of word and language. Ancient epics like Beowulf are examined in the microcosm of modern thrillers and how these early wordsmiths are stilling teaching writers.
Littered with wonderful anecdotes from classics like Shelley’s Frankstein, Stoker’s Dracula, and Shakespeare’s Macbeth today’s best writers give insight into the genres sometimes dark, macabre past. Many early writers, and a few modern ones had their own demon’s that tortured their souls and those demons manifested themselves in the tomes they created.
A thoughtful voyage into the characters we’ve come to love and hate. Thrillers have given us bigger-then-life heroes, that faced insurmountable odds with tough resilience, brains, and determination, and so many of these fictional heroes have become icons. From spies, assassins, and cold war operatives to odd-ball screw-up’s with a penchant for always being in the wrong place at the wrong time thriller readers, and writers will find familiar favorites and new discoveries.
Today’s masters of the thriller genre give their insights, praise their mentors, and share their inspirations.
These are the books that scared us, convinced us humanity was saved or condemned, gave us insight into the dark places of the human mind, cast light on the human condition, and redeemed us, these are thrillers.