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

Post by Excitedreads » 29 Aug 2017, 01:44

Politics is a way of life. And it's something you can't get away from... so some insight is good. To me though, it shouldn't overpower the overall theme of the book.... unless it's a politically themed book of course. And it should be in lay man's terms that most adult readers can understand.. in my opinion of course.
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 29 Aug 2017, 03:23

Excitedreads wrote:Politics is a way of life. And it's something you can't get away from... so some insight is good. To me though, it shouldn't overpower the overall theme of the book.... unless it's a politically themed book of course. And it should be in lay man's terms that most adult readers can understand.. in my opinion of course.
Yes ofcourse politics are now part of our society so it should be part of books
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Post by Trina Higgs » 29 Aug 2017, 15:23

I really don't mind politics in books at times because it shows history and can give certain characters more of a voice. What I don't like is when authors try to push an agenda. Politics has it's limits but it is part life.
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 29 Aug 2017, 17:01

Trina Higgs wrote:I really don't mind politics in books at times because it shows history and can give certain characters more of a voice. What I don't like is when authors try to push an agenda. Politics has it's limits but it is part life.
Yes I believe that too
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Post by ReadingRebecca » 29 Aug 2017, 17:46

Not too much on the politics for me unless it is fictional. Then I can find it quite interesting. For example, the show House of Cards is very political, but everyone in it is fictional. So I could enjoy the same in a book.
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 29 Aug 2017, 17:56

Quite interesting Rebecca . Excluding politics isn't good
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 30 Aug 2017, 08:43

ReadingRebecca wrote:Not too much on the politics for me unless it is fictional. Then I can find it quite interesting. For example, the show House of Cards is very political, but everyone in it is fictional. So I could enjoy the same in a book.
It is tempting to hate books or movies with political issues because they are draining but we can not really totally exclude ourselves from politics.
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 30 Aug 2017, 19:23

Izesicle wrote:I like satire but I typically avoid politics in my pleasure reading.
Yes! I would like that too
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Post by jjr200s84 » 01 Sep 2017, 22:48

Until recently, I did not enjoy politics in fiction at all. Politics and religion are touchy subjects in reality, so who wants to have to deal with those touchy subjects during their escape time?

After studying literature through different eras of history, I learned the importance of politics, religion, and other cultural observations in fiction. All genres of literature read as a road map of history as they are built with the struggles, beliefs, and even political views of the authors who wrote them.

Personally, I do not enjoy books that have a political main focus, whether I agree with the views or not. But I do enjoy the depth that political views bring to characters and situations in stories. Understanding a character's political views may help the reader understand why he/she makes certain choices. That understanding adds to the overall believability of a book or short story.

In the end, I also think that, despite a person's background, culture, nationality, heritage, etc., politics plays a major role in society, and for that reason, it is inescapable in good fiction.
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Post by Londera » 24 Sep 2017, 15:17

I really hate reading about politics in books unless its done in a tactful manner. Game of Thrones has alot of politics but not in a traditional way

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Post by hebcandle » 24 Sep 2017, 17:10

I used to enjoy reading and discussing politics. I like learning about other people's perspectives and ideas. But I've become weary of politics since its become such a touchy subject for so many people. I'd rather books be an escape from the daily grind of politics (unless those books are explicitly about politics).
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Post by RegularGuy3 » 24 Sep 2017, 17:56

I like the politics limited solely to explaining the character or his or her development. I've read a lot of presidential biographies, and the best ones for me were the ones where I almost forgot their political leanings.

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Post by Barbiedole » 26 Sep 2017, 02:43

Politics is not really my thing. But if it helps to develop the plot, then I guess it's okay.
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Post by eelavahs-jay » 28 Sep 2017, 10:41

God no. I'm not even fond of politics in the real world, much less in a novel. But to be fair if it isn't the main thing driving the plot then I'm alright with it. There has to be balance.

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Post by Cloe101 » 28 Sep 2017, 13:12

Like about 4%.
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