Thursday, September 15, 2011

What's a Political Thriller

According to Wikipedia, a political thriller is "a thriller that is set against the backdrop of a political power struggle. They usually involve various extra-legal plots, designed to give political power to someone, while his opponents try to stop him. They can involve national or international political scenarios. Political corruption, terrorism, and warfare are common scenarios.  Erik Lundegaard, in reviewing the film The Interpreter, said that the basic plot of a political thriller "is an ordinary man pulling an innocent thread which leads to a mess of corruption. The corruption should be political or governmental in nature."

This blog is dedicated to the genre of political thrillers.  In future blogs, I will review books and movies dedicated to the subject.  I would be happy to review any new thrillers especially from new authors like myself.  I welcome your input and suggestions.

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