Day of The Jackal vs. The Bourne Series / Thrillers [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

14 December 2016

There has been substantially more analysis of detective novels and stories than of thrillers. This is not entirely unexpected – reviewers are a persnickety lot.

Chandler and Hammett wrote some sparkling prose, and sure, Christie was just so excruciatingly popular; and criticizing Holmes is the equivalent of throwing stones at the Mount Everest; and heck, the New York Trilogy is a masterpiece. Therefore, there is analysis of the detective fiction. Thrillers on the other hand are only analyzed when they are made into movies.

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Shom Biswas is a writer from India. @Spinstripe
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