Suspense

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Author: Peter Vorderer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136687696
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Suspense by Peter Vorderer


Original Title: Suspense

This volume begins with the general assumption that suspense is a major criterion for both an audience's selection and evaluation of entertaining media offerings. This assumption is supported not only by the popularity of suspenseful narratives, but also by the reasons users give for their actual choice of media contents. Despite this, there is no satisfying theory to describe and explain what suspense actually is, how exactly it is caused by films or books, and what kind of effect it has on audiences. This book's main objective is to provide that theory by bringing together scholars from different disciplines who are working on the issue. The editors' goal is to reflect the "state of the art" as much as it is to highlight and encourage further developments in this area. There are two ways of approaching the problem of describing and explaining suspense: an analysis of suspenseful texts or the reception process. Researchers who follow the more text-oriented approach identify the uncertainty of the narrative outcome, the threat or danger for the protagonist, the play with time delay, or other factors as important and necessary for the production of suspense. The more reception-oriented scholar focuses on the cognitive activities of audiences, readers' expectations, the curiosity of onlookers, their emotions, and their relationships with the protagonists. A correspondence between the two seems to be quite difficult, though necessary to determine. Both perspectives are important in order to describe and explain suspense. Thus, the editors utilize the thesis that suspense is an activity of the audience (reader, onlooker, etc.) that is related to specific features and characteristics of the text (books, films, etc.). Their question is: What kind of relation? The answer comes from finding out how, why, and which elements of the text cause effects that are experienced as suspense. Scholars from semiotics, literary criticism, cultural studies, and film theory assess the problem from a text-oriented point of view, dealing primarily with the how and which. Other scholars present the psychological perspective by focusing on the cognitive and emotional processes that underlie viewers' experience of suspense; that is, the reception theory tries to answer the question of why suspenseful texts may be experienced as they are.

Jet

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The Girl Before

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Author: JP Delaney
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385686927
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The Girl Before by JP Delaney


Original Title: The Girl Before

This instant New York Times bestseller, in the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife and Gone Girl, is an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune and another woman's mysterious fate through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death and deception. Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive--and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. EMMA Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant--and it does. JANE After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space--and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home's previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.

Don T Let Go

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Author: Harlan Coben
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524742252
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Don T Let Go by Harlan Coben


Original Title: Don T Let Go

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller. Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo's girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks--and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he's been looking for. When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions--about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana--whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine.

Harlequin Romantic Suspense January 2016 Box Set

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Author: Marie Ferrarella
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459294491
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Harlequin Romantic Suspense January 2016 Box Set by Marie Ferrarella


Original Title: Harlequin Romantic Suspense January 2016 Box Set

Looking for heart-racing romance and breathless suspense? Want stories filled with life-and-death situations that cause sparks to fly between adventurous, strong women and brave, powerful men? Harlequin® Romantic Suspense brings you all that and more with four new full-length titles for one great price every month! Colton Copycat Killer The Coltons of Texas by Marie Ferrarella Zoe Robison has always loved Sam Colton, even though her sister almost tricked him into marriage. But when Celia is murdered—with a serial killer's mark left on her forehead— it's up to the librarian and the lawman to find justice…and true love. Cowboy Under Fire Cowboys of Holiday Ranch by Carla Cassidy When Dr. Patience Forbes is sent to Holiday Ranch to identify bones of murder victims, the romance-averse forensic anthropologist isn't looking for danger…until it finds her! Enter Forest Stevens, a cowboy who will put his own life—and heart—at risk to save hers. Justice Hunter Cold Case Detectives by Jennifer Morey Ex-cop turned rancher Lucas Curran always thought his sister's husband got away with murder. Now he's got a fresh lead in this investigation, and Rachel Delany is the key to his search. But the one woman to help Lucas crack this cold case may be the only one who can warm his heart… Guarding His Royal Bride Conspiracy Against the Crown by C.J. Miller Politician Demetrius DeSante has an ulterior motive in convincing Iliana Kracos, cousin to the Queen of Acacia, to be his wife. The bride doesn't exactly trust her new husband. But as threats to the royal family mount, the president must protect the princess he's come to love. Look for 4 heart-racing new stories every month from Harlequin® Romantic Suspense!

The Theory And Analysis Of Drama

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Author: Manfred Pfister
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423830
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The Theory And Analysis Of Drama by Manfred Pfister


Original Title: The Theory And Analysis Of Drama

Manfred Pfister's book is the first to provide a coherent comprehensive framework for the analysis of plays in all their dramatic and theatrical dimensions. The material on which his analysis is based covers all genres and periods. His approach is systematic rather than historical, combining more abstract categorisations with detailed interpretations of sample texts.

The Rooster Bar

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Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473616921
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The Rooster Bar by John Grisham


Original Title: The Rooster Bar

'The Best Thriller Writer Alive' Ken Follett There's one last change for justice . . . They dreamed of changing the world. Instead they're facing a mountain of debt and no hope of a future. Mark, Todd and Zola are starting to realise it's not even worth graduating from law school. They're better off hanging out at The Rooster Bar, plotting how to dodge the loan sharks. But maybe there's another way. Maybe they know enough about the law to pass as lawyers. Because it turns out the crooked hedge fund billionaire who owns their law school also runs the bank that arranged their student loans. And it's time justice was served. Even if it means taking on the FBI to do it . . . Praise for The Rooster Bar 'Scintillating storytelling' - The Sunday Times 'A buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . This reliable best-selling author is feeling real pleasure, and not just obligation, in delivering his work' - New York Times 'A wild, hard-to-put-down romp' - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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