Saturday, April 27, 2013

X is for X-Men

Last year was my first crack at the A-Z Blogging Challenge, a blogging phenomenon created by the amazing Arlee Bird. The object is to blog every day of the month of April (except Sundays), and to increase the challenge (if you want), to blog thematically from A to Z. No sweat, right? Last year, I blogged about music with Jessica Bell. This year, I'm heading back to my roots and blogging about all things thriller. Join me?
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Yeah, I know, X-Men is a BIG cheat. But I'm positive I'm not the only one from the A to Z Blogging Challenge hopping on the X-Men bandwagon today. Not a lot of X words to choose from. And yeah, I'm aware, it's not a thriller per se.

BUT, in this case, X-Men is a metaphor for action which IS something required for thriller writing. (Ha! See what I did there?)

There's actually a whole sub genre of thriller for action-adventure. Some of the writers in this sub-genre include Clive Cussler, Steve Berry, James Rollins, Lee Child and of course, the author that revitalized the sub-genre with The Davinci Code, Dan Brown.

I'm a fan of all thriller - but this is the sub genre I grew up with, and the sub-genre I buy for my father, my father-in-law, my mother, and well, it's the sub-genre I buy the most. Action! It's a good thing. Particularly if you write thriller - which I do.

And yeah, I know there are better action flicks. But do they start with X? No.

What's your favorite thriller sub-genre?

- Dawn


  1. I think it's a thriller! Hugh Jackman definitely thrills me. :) Lol, there are not many X words - very hard!

  2. I did X-men too for X, I don't think it's cheating! I think we did a good job, you can't really go wrong with a but of Hugh. :)