Looking for some action in your summer reading? Adrenaline fiction is a fast-paced roller coaster ride reading experience. The plots are cinematic and you can usually picture the action as it unfolds.There is suspense, danger and a feeling of foreboding. Your main character is usually likable and engaging.
This brings to mind Stone Barrington (of Loitering With Intent
by Stuart Woods, plus many others). He’s a bit a rogue and a bad boy, but he is certainly both smooth-talking and charming. And, oh yes, it can be grisly. Picture John Corey in Plum Island
by Nelson Demille and his awesome disemboweling scene. Adrenaline fiction is not limited to a certain time or a particular place, or even just one genre. It can be a mystery or a thriller or an adventure novel. You can get the same reading experience with non-fiction. The Perfect Storm
by Sebastian Junger and Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer are examples of real events that are as fantastic as fiction.