this would be a thread to ask this question in..... my fellow book readers, i read alot of "how to" sort of stuff , history, fact, mythology, self improvement. so there is no question as to what my goal is in reading..... but what i often wonder about is .... fictional books???? i have read some in my younger ages but i find that the informational parts of it are limited. so i ask, to those who may read a great deal of fictional books,, what are some books that may have a fictional storyline but many true informational facts, and if you do not know of any, then what besides passing time, what do you feel like you acomplish from completing a fictional book ?
thanks in advance!
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox is a very good semi historical picture of 19th century england.
I read fiction books to identify and empathize with a character or situations...or to hate the character...i think it basically connects you with an idea the author had...if it has a strong connection and you start to understand and have emotional responses like the character does it is like informing yourself about emotions and others actions in your own life.