Not A Lot Of Car Chases In Books, Are There?
February 8, 2012 12:21 PM Subscribe
Excellent Action Scenes In Books? I'm looking for examples of tense, fast paced action sequences in novels and short stories. The written equivalent to the cinematic on-the-edge-of-your-seat-oh-crap-the-person-may-die-how-will-they-escape thing. Bonus if the situation is complex yet reads like a clear, clockwork machine.
posted by The Whelk to writing & language (42 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
Reason: I have a blind spot in writing effective action-y scenes and would like to see how others have pulled it off.