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Author Linda Adams     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Mar-25-12 09:30 PM
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I like your definition. But, I think it's also picking events in the story that don't make the reader jam on the brakes and say, "No way!"

I just finished a thriller did that to me. It was a fairly standard book, using crime as a basis. Where I ran into the suspension of disbelief was the opening chapter that motivated the characters. In it, a girl is killed in what looks like an auto accident. The killer is seated in the passenger seat, buckled in, and the murder victim's seatbelt is sabotaged. He essentially forces her to crash into a pole. My suspension of disbelief is that being in the car to execute the murder like this is too big of a risk. He cannot guarantee that the accident won't kill or injure him -- and yet, he walks away completely unharmed. I just could not buy it.

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suspension of disbelief [View all] , Weird Jim, Sun Mar-25-12 06:58 PM
  RE: suspension of disbelief, Linda Adams, Mar 25th 2012 #1
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