Have you ever asked yourself, what is a fiction book and why do people read so many of them? We have the answer for you today!
A fiction book is a broad term that can include a wide range of books. However, many different points can help differentiate fiction books from other types of books. Fiction books differ from non-fiction books simply because they are not true. Non-fiction books tell real stories about real people, while fiction books tend to be written solely for entertainment purposes. Although a fiction book can be based around real events, the actual story-line and characters are completely made up by the Authors imagination.
Fiction books are wide-ranging in that some tend to be just a bunch of short stories, while others can be long novels. Many of the classic stories, such as Alice in Wonderland and Pride and Prejudice are considered fiction books. There are many types of fiction genres. Some of the more popular genres of fiction include:
- Romance Fiction
- Action Adventure Fiction
- Science Fiction
- Suspense/Thriller Fiction
- Fantasy Fiction
- Young Adult Fiction
- Urban Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Women’s Fiction
- Literacy Fiction
Escape From Reality to a Fiction World
Fiction books are designed to help us escape from the world that we live in. They are meant to take us on an adventure in a foreign world and keep us there. However, due to their popularity, many of these made-up worlds can start to come true. While many fiction books are made up, these books can serve an important part in society. There may be an underlying message behind the story that could give us some insight into our society and the problems we are facing —a great example of this is in George Orwell’s book titled Animal Farm.
A Book With Political Commentary
Animal Farm takes readers into a world where farm animals gather together and rebel against their master. The goal of the animals was to create a place where all were created equal with the same social status and wealth. A socialism world where none were greater than another. But the principles quickly changed when reality stepped in and the farm soon became a police state. The animals realized that treating everybody equally wasn’t a possibility. Individuality, evil, deceitfulness, and other character traits—good and bad—were too overpowering. This classic fiction book, written decades ago, is today considered a crucial political commentary and one that can change the perspective of the reader.
That is what a great fiction book can do.
Stories that captivate and expand our world.
Fiction books have entertained countless generations with their stories. This genre of books is great in helping us escape the world that we live in. While these books are not real, the stories often captures us, and we may end up thinking that we are living in the story ourselves. That is the true sign of a great book.
No matter what type of stories you enjoy reading, there are plenty of fiction books out there that you would enjoy.