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Hooked on adventure and suspense fiction? This comprehensive guide of over 2,000 annotations addresses the genre and its subgenres and includes titles published between 1941 and 2004. Each annotation describes and evaluates the best and most popular titles in the genre indicating the titles that are highly recommended and providing icons denoting the books that have been turned into films. A concise history and detailed guidelines for advising readers are included, along with subgenre definitions and related critical literature. Indexes let readers browse and search by author and title, subject, main character, page-turner, and works-to-film. Grades 6-Adult.
- Table of Contents
Introduction: Definition, Brief History and Appeal of Adventure/Suspense
"Licensed to Kill"Spies & Secret Agents
What Else Can Go WrongDisasters
"War is Hell"Military Fiction
Man, Woman and MachineTechnothrillers
"Order in the Court!"Legal Thrillers
The Buck Stops HereMaking a Killing in the World of Big Business and High Finance
Stalking the Predators. Maniacs, Murderers, Psychopaths and Serial Killers
"Dr. Frankenstein, I Presume": Science Gone Awry
From the Ridiculous to the SublimePolitical and Religious Thrillers
Things That Go Bump in the NightAdventures in the Alien and Paranormal
Locales and Themes
On the High SeasSea Adventures
From the Ashes of the Third ReichNazis
Land of the Silken DragonAsia
Communist Comrades and Capitalist CriminalsRussia
Exploding SandsThe Middle East
Male Heroic Adventure Series (Paperback Originals)
Appendix A: Film & Television Movie Versions
Appendix B: Authors for the Core Collections
[A]n important addition to the growing range of readers' advisory handbooks....a necessary purchase.
Anyone working with teens who need suggestions of new suspense and thriller authors will find this resource useful.
Readers and librarians alike will find it a helpful tool in locating more books with similar plots, characters, locales, and settings to books previously read.
Youth librarians will find plenty of titles here to recommend for teens.
With each volume, the Genreflecting Advisory Series becomes more valuable. ^IBlood, Bedlam, Bullets, and Badguys^R is an essential tool for public libraries.