Monday, May 22, 2006
A Thriller of a Thriller
I’m really enjoying Velocity, Dean Koontz’s latest paperback. I’ve always considered Koontz’s work to be required reading for anyone who wants to write a thriller. I also consider him an influence on my own writing, particularly for Cold in the Light. His best work, to me, has occurred when he’s stirred his fiction with generous dollops of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Books like Midnight and Phantoms are great examples, and they're worth careful study by writers. Velocity doesn’t appear to have many cross genre elements but is still an exciting read that has taught me a few lessons about the genre.