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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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 24 Mar 2018, 21:07

I'm not a fan of politics in general. I feel that the people in charge only look out for themselves. In almost every situation it is about money and resources. I just can't stomach the capacity of how corrupt the powers that be are. In most books politics will peak in, to tell you about when the book is written or the help you judge how you feel about a certain character. Most books don't need politics.

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Post by rcarr13 » 28 Mar 2018, 08:22

Politics is not my thing in books or real life. That being said, I don't mind a little bit in a book if it is relevant to the story, but will not read something that is completely one-sided or that's sole purpose is to preach the author's political views.

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Post by jvez » 23 Apr 2018, 10:47

For me, politics adds thrill to stories. I just don't like books mixed with politics when they start to become too philosophical, especially if my views vary greatly from that of the author.

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Post by Elzaavdolli1 » 23 Apr 2018, 12:32

Politics is very decisive in every aspect of life but in realty I would prefer politics don't be mixed with books

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Post by Mwaka Abiya » 22 May 2018, 04:39

who doesn't like politics and satire in book....?
every one does but some times we as writers face a common challenge no matter the country, state and continent. "WHY'' you may ask.
its simple, just as the saying goes, "Facts are bitter" indeed it is...!!!
there is no politician who would like to be exposed. But because of these challenges, its what we aspire to change just as the activists who does it by protesting we, write and write to change.

so yes, a little politics wil cause turmoil to them and eventually expose them. so as the main cause, they change.

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