Blood, Bedlam, Bullets, and Badguys: A Reader's Guide to Adventure/Suspense Fiction

Blood, Bedlam, Bullets, and Badguys: A Reader's Guide to Adventure/Suspense Fiction

by Michael B. Gannon
     
 

Hooked on adventure and suspense fiction? This comprehensive guide of over 2,000 annotations addresses the genre and its subgenres and includes titles published between 1941 and 2004. Each annotation describes and evaluates the best and most popular titles in the genre indicating the titles that are highly recommended and providing icons denoting the books that

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Overview

Hooked on adventure and suspense fiction? This comprehensive guide of over 2,000 annotations addresses the genre and its subgenres and includes titles published between 1941 and 2004. Each annotation describes and evaluates the best and most popular titles in the genre indicating the titles that are highly recommended and providing icons denoting the books that have been turned into films. A concise history and detailed guidelines for advising readers are included, along with subgenre definitions and related critical literature. Indexes let readers browse and search by author and title, subject, main character, page-turner, and works-to-film. Grades 6-Adult.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563087325
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Genreflecting Advisory Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

Meet the Author

MICHAEL B. GANNON is Branch Manager at Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, Maryland, and winner of the 2003 PLA Allie Beth Martin Award.

Table of Contents

Introductionix
1."Licensed to Kill"1
2.What Else Can Go Wrong?31
3.War Is Hell49
4.Man, Woman, and Machine65
5.Order in the Court!89
6.The Buck Stops Here115
7.Stalking the Predators125
8."Dr. Frankenstein, I Presume"155
9.From the Ridiculous to the Sublime185
10.Things That Go Bump in the Night207
11.On the High Seas217
12.From the Ashes of the Third Reich241
13.Land of the Silken Dragon261
14.Communist Comrades and Capitalist Criminals273
15.Exploding Sands287
16.Male Heroic Adventure Series299
17.Professional Resources319
Appendix AFilm and Television Movie Versions327
Appendix BAuthors for Core Collections337
Glossary341
Author/Title Index349
Subject Index381

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