The term thriller not part of the dictionary developed by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ). The concept is used with reference to literary or cinematographic genre which is based on the generation of suspense (expectation or curiosity full of anxiety on the part of the reader / spectator to know what will happen in the plot below).
As gender , the thriller tries to generate fear in the receiver and move it from unexpected events. Usually the protagonist or hero is a character that generates empathy in the public: people, therefore, care about their situation in the future of actions. The villains , on the other hand, are usually those who, with their actions, generate the facts that produce the suspense (the protagonist, for example, must save his life from a trap set by the villain, rescue another character who is kidnapped, etc.) .
The thriller is also characterized by its agile pace and because of the emotions that his action through persecutions, explosions and fights. Typically, at the end of the story, the hero ends up defeating the villain and fulfilling his goals.
The list of novels cataloged as part of the aforementioned thriller genre is endless, as there are many authors who have specialized in it to satisfy the tastes of millions of readers worldwide. However, among the most praised works of this type are these:
-"I know what you're thinking". John Verdon was the one who in 2010 published this work in which an already retired policeman will have to carry out the investigation of a case of blackmail that ends up becoming one carried out by a series of murders of the present and the past that are related to each other.
-"Men who did not love women". Stieg Larsson is the author of this novel, the first of the trilogy of success "Millenium", which revolves around the figure of a investigative journalist, Michael Blomkvist, and a hacker with a complicated life, Lisbeth Salander.
- "Misery." One of the best novels that the American writer Stephen King has done so far is this, published in 1987. A shocking thriller that keeps the reader continuously in tension because of the kidnapping of a writer by a fan.
"Thriller" , on the other hand, is the title of a disk from Michael Jackson which was released in 1982 . This is the most successful album in history worldwide, with more than 65 million units . "Thriller" It is also the title of a song on this album, which resulted in a famous fourteen minute video clip that has a structure similar to that of a short film.
Rod Temperton was the composer of that single, produced in turn by Quincy Jones, which was originally called "Starlight." It is considered one of the great songs of the aforementioned American artist and has been versioned throughout history by numerous singers, such as Ian Brown, Ben Gibbard or Imogen Heap, among others.