This comprehensive guide of over 2,000 annotations addresses the adventure and suspense fiction genre and its subgenres and includes titles published between 1941 and 2004.
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.
Introduction: Definition, Brief History and Appeal of Adventure/Suspense Subgenres "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) Professional Resources Appendix A: Film & Television Movie Versions Appendix B: Authors for the Core Collections Glossary Author/Title Index Subject/Character Index
Reviews [A]n important addition to the growing range of readers' advisory handbooks....a necessary purchase.—Library Journal
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.—Reference Reviews
Youth librarians will find plenty of titles here to recommend for teens.—VOYA