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

Post by Oliver Ekaso » 28 Sep 2017, 14:14

Almost everything in life is political. I love reading about it. Shows what human beings are capable of doing.

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Post by Star88 » 05 Oct 2017, 10:49

I like politics in small doses. I'd rather a story not revolve around politics.

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Post by sj_robert » 06 Oct 2017, 03:48

I enjoy satire in my books more than politics. I prefer to distance myself from my own country's politics. International politics is more enjoyable, or maybe I can point out the satire and bigotry easier than in my own land.

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Post by Taniatt » 07 Oct 2017, 00:00

I hate politics but it makes good topic to add a little bit of manipulation in books

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Post by Momlovesbooks » 07 Oct 2017, 07:57

Politics is a part of life. I don't mind it in my books, as long as is it pertinent to the story. If it is just the author trying to insert personal beliefs, then I would rather not read it.

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Post by Yolimari » 08 Oct 2017, 00:48

I enjoy a lot reading non-fiction books about politics and geopolitics written by subject matter experts or authors that did a complete and well-thought research.

Usually, I do not read fiction books that include the the theme of politics. The reason for this is that I think these types of books try to give the reader a political lesson, which bothers me a little bit.
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Post by Vitaro Maxton » 08 Oct 2017, 21:21

I like a good bit of politics in novels, and satire as well to a greater degree. Orwell, Vonnegut, Conrad, Huxley, pretty much classic authors and their takes on corruption.

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Post by Salsabila » 08 Oct 2017, 22:51

Amagine wrote:I don't like politics in my books at all. I have no interest in it in fiction or real life.
Very true. You just described me. I am not interested in politics at all. Even though if am to read a book and it has a political aspect I will just continue reading since I don't like stopping in the middle of reading a book.

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Post by Kate Richmond » 09 Oct 2017, 06:22

I won't mind a book involves politics as long as the book is interesting. But if you ask me to choose between 2 good books, one with politics and one without, I would choose the one without.

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Post by jimthorne2 » 10 Oct 2017, 08:56

I like politics in my books because they reflect not only the culture but the personal preferences of the people portrayed. Politics being the philosophy of the people is the reality that we live in when we look at our society. So, an author who includes politics and political opinions is relating to culture and life as we know it.
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Post by Harrygx3 » 11 Oct 2017, 15:48

I don't like politics in my books, the word 'politics' makes me think of a set of rules and moral values that are pre-determined by someone; you should succumb to all the tenets and rules it has if you agree with that politician to be on their side, no matter if some are right or wrong. I prefer common sense and doing what's right. I want to have a rational reasoning behind anything that is said and not just believe it because a politician says it.

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Post by jimthorne2 » 11 Oct 2017, 18:12

"I prefer common sense and doing what's right." If I understand politics at all then it is about "common" sense or, if you will, the wisdom of other people. How does know what is the "right" thing to do?
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Post by MsAlpha » 12 Oct 2017, 04:49

Thanks Amagine for meaningful questions that keep us thinking!
Stories tackling politics can be very informative but depending on the author's style and the reader, can also be quite a chore to read.
I've read books (The Witcher Saga and Ender's Game/Ender's Shadow) that wonderfully incorporate politics into stories with very interesting themes, and I'd go for books like these rather than those that deal with just politics.
I stand firm with my political beliefs but I welcome books with a contrasting opinion, especially if I can learn something new from it.

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Post by Phikim » 15 Oct 2017, 02:44

Personally, I don't like politics though I'm very aware of it affecting us directly and indirectly. But this being a novel, I find it interesting to read. It gives you an insight of what goes around in political circles in terms of financial greed, political manoeuvring etc.

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Post by Sarah Immanuel » 17 Oct 2017, 12:39

Less politics.

-- 17 Oct 2017, 12:43 --

Less politics.

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