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Do you prefer fiction or nonfiction?

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Fiction has a tendency to captivate the reader, something non fiction does not have.
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Most of the time when asked this question I would pick fiction books, but sometimes when I find the topics to be quite interesting than i pick non-fiction. I think it's all the matter of the subject.
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Id prefer Fiction. It possesses a good storyline that I can cling onto. But if the Nonfiction book is an adventerous biography, i could live with it.
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Fiction :D

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Fiction Anyday
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I'm reading something interesting now. It's called "What is the What", Dave Eggers. He mixes fact with fiction. It's about the "lost boys" of the Sudan, escaping the horrors of Africa in the 80's. This may be something you guys might like. It certainly reads like a novel, but the horrors the main character suffers are real.
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Oh, by the way,

Iluvbookz13 wrote:
But if the Nonfiction book is an adventerous biography, i could live with it.
"What is the What", most certainly falls under this catagory. I think you would like it Luv.
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I too will pick fiction as my favorite reading material. The REASON I pick fiction, however, may surprise you. I personally feel that one rarely reaches a level of metaphor, deep thought and relateable knowledge through non-fiction but through fiction, one can get across very real subjects to people in a way that engages them and speaks to our inner selves, not what we perceive ourselves to be on the outside, but what we want to be on the inside...our real selves. This turns a lot of fiction into a direct line to what is real and true to many, whereas a lot of non-fiction I read seems like a bunch of hooey to me anyways and I do not relate to it. Personal stories tend to grab me more than research in many cases, but still not as good as a soaring metaphor for the inner psyche.
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Although fiction is often a bunch more enticing and typically interests me on the first page, a well prepared Non-Fiction book such as Die Trying: One Man's Quest to Conqeur the Seven Summits really engaged me. If it has some action and is not entirely facts and biographical, I can read it.
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poettess wrote:The REASON I pick fiction, however, may surprise you. I personally feel that one rarely reaches a level of metaphor, deep thought and relateable knowledge through non-fiction but through fiction, one can get across very real subjects to people in a way that engages them and speaks to our inner selves, not what we perceive ourselves to be on the outside, but what we want to be on the inside...our real selves. This turns a lot of fiction into a direct line to what is real and true to many, whereas a lot of non-fiction I read seems like a bunch of hooey to me anyways and I do not relate to it. Personal stories tend to grab me more than research in many cases, but still not as good as a soaring metaphor for the inner psyche.
That's definately true. Nicely said :clap:
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I prefer non-fiction. I used to be an avid fiction reader, but too many lit classes at uni spoiled the fun . . . and I discovered the joys of non-fiction.

That being said, I am a huge Terry Pratchett fan . . . :up:
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