THE BIG THRILL INTERVIEW - LEONARDO WILD

January 1, 2016

THE BIG  THRILL

 

INTERVIEW

with Leonardo Wild

 

This Month's BIG THRILL, the digital thriller writers magazine run by ITW — International Thriller Writer's Association—interviewed me in the January 2016 issue. Here is a partial of the interview. A link at the end will take you to the BIG THRILL 

 

Leonardo Wild’s series of paradigm shift thrillers starts with THE GALAPAGOS AGENDA, his debut novel in English (he has 10 other books published in Spanish and German.)

This month, the author answered a few questions for The Big Thrill about what drove him to start the series, and why he chose THE GALAPAGOS AGENDA as the first installment.

 

What is a paradigm shift thriller?

Paradigm shift thrillers are a new sub-genre within the thriller genre.

They are types of thriller where not only the main character will go through a character arc—that is, come to a realization that will change his or her view of the world and regain a new form of balance—but where also the reader will experience an arc in understanding about an aspect of the world that hasn’t been reported to the system.

 

We are all victims of our paradigms. What we don’t know can—and will—hurt us.

 

Our ignorance regarding certain aspects of the world and society that we take for granted or as “normal” has turned us into the slaves of our own delusions. Ignorance isn’t bliss, but a form of massive self-deception.

 

The idea is that in each novel readers will experience a shift in perception one of the large pillars that hold our world upright: politics, banking, money, education, health. They are bound to find something out they didn’t know before. In a way, we are all victims, we just aren’t aware of it.
 


What kind of paradigm shift thriller would THE GALAPAGOS AGENDA be?

A mix of political and psychological, of course, blended in with adventures set in the Galapagos Islands. The thematic logline for me was: “What if we are governed by psychopaths?” The science behind it is known as “Political Ponerology.”

 

 

Tell us about THE GALAPAGOS AGENDA

The gifted son of a corporate tycoon—Max Villalobos—has a dream: to make it on his own, even if that means going against his powerful father who has far different plans ...

 

TO READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW CLICK HERE.

 

TO GO TO THE AMAZON PURCHASE LINK FOR THE GALAPAGOS AGENDA CLICK HERE.

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