Thursday, September 25, 2014

Gone Girl

Thriller is a genre of literature, film, and television programming that uses suspense, tension, and excitement as its main elements.

Suspense is a feeling of pleasurable fascination and excitement mixed with apprehension, tension, .

Once I had a discussion with my daughter Deborah about the distinction between a thriller and suspense. I came to my own conclusion that a thriller tells you what happens as you read, and a suspense tells you the answer at the end of the book.  Rightly or wrongly, I prefer suspense.

I was just finishing reading this Go Girl, taunted as Observer's Thriller of the year. I did not particularly enjoy the book, but as usual, I soldier on in reading a book unless it is really really bad. 

Then I watch an ad on TV about the movie, and showed Ben Affleck, who I really like.   OK, I read the book, I like Ben Affleck. But  will I go to watch the movie? My ears will hurt when there is too much vulgar language. I wonder why Gillian Flynn had to used all those language.


Stay mellow with yellow!



George said...

We rarely go to movies any more because of the language and the gore. I've usually found the books to be much better than movie anyway.

My name is Riet said...

That sounds like agood book. I don't know it

TexWisGirl said...

in answer to your question about the fence and tree, the fence had been in place a long while. the tree grew up into it and lifted the cross bar from the fence stay.

Hootin Anni said...

I love thrillers [in the movie genre at least].