Thursday, March 17, 2011

Booking through Headlines

What happens when the line between fiction and reality becomes all-too slim? Discuss!

Books are based on real life situations. Some are so real that we instantly identify with them. However, in most books, the ending is positive, Everything sorts itself out. However, reality is not like that. For natural or man made catastrophes, there is always a tragedy of gigantic proportions. And that can't be sorted out. Not the way we wish it or want it. I do't think fiction can be taken as reality. The line is always there even though it might get blurred!

12 comments:

Pam (@iwritienbooks) said...

I think you're right. As bad and crazy as fiction can seem, it usually ends better than even the tamer reality...

DawnTreader said...

I think writing and reading is really all about trying to make a path through the chaos.

BookMystress/Monique Writes said...

great strong honnest answer,

Thanks for your comment on my blog, i really thought i babbled through lol!

I like the name of your blog, so true!!

CMash said...

Well written thoughts to make one wonder.

Lisa said...

I think you are right you articulated this much better than me. My answer is here: http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday_17.html

Deborah said...

As a writer of fiction myself, sometimes it's been years after I wrote a book that realised exactly what it was about (for me).

And DawnTreader has already said it: writing and reading are to do with finding order in the wild uproar of life.

New follower.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Great response to this question, stop and see mine.

bermudaonion said...

It always blurred - that's what makes fiction so compelling.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Yes, in fiction we are able to distance ourselves from these issues...and the outcomes are often more positive.

Maybe this is how we are able to gradually come to terms with the issues.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

mostraum said...

Short, but good answer.
I like that different people have so many different takes on this question. Makes for interesting reading.

Here's mine: http://mostraum.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/booking-through-thursday-headlines/

Lindsay said...

Great post! I thought this was a pretty hard question... I loved that we got so many different perspectives from it though!

Thanks for your comment on my BTT post! Have a great weekend! =)

Ayanami Faerudo said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Yes, fiction will (is not always) end positive but reality? *shrugs* Just watch the news.