The Only Real Genre

13 05 2012

No time for review at the moment, but here’s a favourite quotation so you know I am still in this world.

THE ONLY REAL GENRE
“The idea that thrillers are peripheral to literature drives me nuts. The thriller concept is why humans invented story-telling, thousands of years ago. The world was perilous and full of misery, so they wanted the vicarious experience of surviving danger. It’s the only real genre and all the other stuff has grown on the side of it like barnacles.”
Lee Child, interviewed for Seven magazine, The Daily Telegraph
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