But is a thriller literary?
It’s a Crime! (or a mystery . . .) is an English mystery website—specializing in crime/thrillers, among other things—that recently ran an article, picked up from the UK’s The Telegraph newspaper, entitled: “In a menacing world, we flee into thrillers,” by Philip Hensher. The website’s lead-in to the article was “Literary Snobbery. Ouch.” In 24 pt. bold type. Got my attention. Got me thinking, got me to writing this opinion post.