How much politics do you like in your books?

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Re: How much politics do you like in your books?

Post by BelindaC » 19 Oct 2017, 08:13

It depends very much on what I'm reading. For example, if I'm reading a horror story, I don't want any politics at all because I find it will detract from the tone and suspense of the story. However, if I'm reading mystery, scifi or fantasy I enjoy some politics as it adds to the world-building and can enhance suspense through political intrigue.

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 20 Oct 2017, 16:55

Just a little politics does it for me. There is a lot to learn about politics from other places.
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Post by Momiji1987 » 13 Nov 2017, 20:00

I prefer the politics of truth. Too much of what we watch or read these days is all propaganda no matter if it's left or right. I suppose I'm okay with books that have a bias opposite of mine so long as the other side isn't completely demonized in the book and the bias isn't being promoted as absolute, flawless fact. I have more respect for people who seek out the truth about the opposing side instead of believing fake, manufactured talking points, spin, and slander. Most often, there are more lies than truth being told no matter what side you're on politically.

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Post by Bancroft » 12 Dec 2017, 09:00

Politics is part of all fields of life. It may interfere in any field and why not in books

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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 03:09

You can't do without politics, and that's an element that most books tend to leave out. The reason why I enjoyed the Mistborn and Game of Thrones series so much is the integration of politics in fantasy. Your setting doesn't have to be in the real world.

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