Booking Through Thursday: 3/17/11

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly event hosted HERE. A Weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

The news has been horrifying and addictive this week, with catastrophe piled on catastrophe, to a degree that–if I had read this in a book or seen it in a movie–I’d be protesting that it was just too unlikely, too farfetched.
But, topics for novels get ripped from the headlines all the time. Or real-life events remind you of fiction (whether “believable” or not) that you’ve read but never expected to see. Or real life comes up with an event so unbelievable that it stretches you sense of reality.
Hmm … I can’t quite come up with an outright question to ask, but thinking about the theory of fiction and how it can affect and be affected by real world events can act as a buffer between the horrific events on the news and having to actually face that horror. So … what happens when the line between fiction and reality becomes all-too slim? Discuss!

Yara's Answer: I think most books have some reality thrown in them. The books in my opinion need it most of the time, if not it wouldn't come off believable. I like when I can picture myself in the setting when you are reading. Dystopian novels are a perfect example for this topic, this genre has actually become of my favorite to read lately. A great book I truly enjoyed reading and it brings real life events but at the same time delivers a beautiful story is Sea by Heidi R. Kling. CLICK HERE for my review. 

So it is very sad when we have to witness on TV or newspaper what is happening around the world and how everyone is affected but its good to see it when they write about it in books and turn it into something beautiful. 

1 comment:

  1. Good answer. There must be someone touching you in a book for it to be good.

    I like that different people have so many different takes on this question. Makes for interesting reading.

    Here's mine:


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