Malcolm Gladwell’s Theory of Thrillers

Many of us have already read some of Malcolm Gladwell’s books, The Tipping Point, Blink, Talking to Strangers. If you haven’t, you can order these bestsellers through the Web Store.

But, you probably don’t know that Gladwell is an avid thriller reader. In fact, he has his own way of categorizing thrillers, as “Western”, “Eastern”, “Northern”, and “Southern”. Your favorite thriller writers probably fall into one of Gladwell’s categories. But, you’ll have to read the recent article in Open Culture to learn about Gladwell’s tastes and his categories.