Thriller is a wide genre of literature, film and television and owns different subgenres. Thrillers books have their own features such as suspense, excitement, anticipation, anxiety and surprise. Thrillers usually keep the readers in a mysterious context thanks to the plot that is structured to create a climax.
Thriller books differ from other genres due to the element of suspense, as well as specific themes, characters, stories and settings.
Suspense is a vital aspect of this genre as it gives the reader a feeling of fascination, excitement, apprehension as well as anticipation and tension. Suspense is created through the development of a plot which is mysterious, unpredictable and unexpected.
As well as this, common themes adopted in thriller books are captivities, heists, revenge, kidnappings and investigations. In addition, frequent characters outlined in this genre are assassins, stalkers, criminals and innocent victims.
Thriller stories are also characterized by violence, represented by crimes and murders, and tension, a feeling created by putting the protagonist in dangerous situations or traps from where the character can’t escape.
Considering the settings, thriller stories are usually represented in suburbs and cities; nevertheless, other plots are set in deserts, polar regions and high seas.
The genre dates back to the Odyssey, one of the oldest and most famous works in the Western world written by Homer.
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