a frantic-paced and pulse-pounding

Stephen Schmidt

Senior Member
Hi everyone,

I'm reading the praises of Dan Brown's Angels and Demons and came across these two expressions.
What do they mean?

A frantic-paced, pulse-pounding thriller that rivals the best works of Clancy and
  • dermott

    Senior Member
    B.E. via Australian English
    Frantic-paced = the story is told at a frantic pace, the plot never stops for a moment. Pulse-pounding = the frantic pace of the plot has your heart pounding as you read the book.
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