Fiction Novels, Do They Shape the Reality or Make You Escape It?

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“People talk about escapism as if it’s a bad thing… Once you’ve escaped, once you come back, the world is not the same as when you left it. You come back to it with skills, weapons, knowledge you didn’t have before. Then you are better equipped to deal with your current reality.”
― Neil Gaiman

 

There has been an extensive series of debates around people consuming fiction books, television, music and other sources of entertainment as an escape from the realities of their life. With the current ongoing situation of a global pandemic, many people have resorted to escape the horrors of life’s realities by binge-watching shows on Netflix, spending their nights downloading and watching movies, reading novels from romance to science fiction to contemporary fiction. Some of us are often guilty of doing this. We find an escape from life’s difficulties and challenges by hiding ourselves behind entertainment.

 

While this behaviour can be detrimental to the wellbeing of a person if it becomes a learned behaviour, it is considered a harmless coping mechanism when in times of difficulty. We all go through these phases in our life where we need to unwind for some time before we can face the circumstances and find out a way to solve those problems. In such times, escapism through various forms of entertainment comes to our rescue. We indulge ourselves in the world of novels we are reading, lose ourselves in a movie we are watching or find a relatable character in a drama that gives us a new perspective to look at our problems and find a solution to them. Even if we don’t get to learn something new from such sources of entertainment, it is believed that engaging in a healthy type of entertainment can help a person loosen up his stressed-out brain and body.

 

It is believed that reading contemporary fiction and fantasy novels plays a huge role in providing an escape from the stressors of life. We have piled up some of our contemporary fiction novels and books to read so one can unwind after a stressful week at work or escape the bitter realities of life in general. So, let’s dive into the world of books!

 

 

After a While

After a While

A romance novel from the contemporary fiction genre, this is the story of a winter-lover lady. She comes to life in winter and is fascinated by the legislative storms. She cries and longs for her lover and believes they are meant to be with each other. To buy this fascinating love story of longing, rains and pains, click here.

 

 

 

Ashes of a Lost Country
Ashes of a Lost Country

This is a historical account of the author’s early life in the war-torn country – Palestine. Born in the year 1950, the author’s childhood was a mix of joy, mischief and misery. When his mother died, he was sent to a boarding school in Jordan. Later in the year 1967, when Israel took hold of Palestine, he became homeless. After completing his secondary school, he was awarded a scholarship to study in Algeria. There, he found new friends in some French individuals and they, later on, invited him to France. Currently, the author lives in the United Arab Emirates. To read more of this historical fiction book about personal struggles and life in a war-torn country, buy it here.

 

 

Hiam Is the Life
Hiam Is the Life

Our next pick is an interesting short story about a young and lonely man. He is frustrated all the time and is not happy with his life. He lives inside his mind, thinking and fidgeting restlessly. Then fate brings a girl into his life who he falls in love with. This love turns his life upside down and makes it better in some ways and worst in others. Will he become a better version of himself after all the new developments in his life or would he end up being even more lonely and frustrated? To find out, buy this book here.

 

 

Life
Life

This book is a perfect pick from the contemporary fiction genre for escapists. The story takes us on a journey from loss to a safe harbour. From that safe harbour, we are shown what it feels like to experience boredom. It then shows us the world of fantasies, dreams and discussions. It is a simple but deep journey that takes us into a parallel reality. Grab a copy of this mesmerizing book here.

 

 

 

The Store of Creative Minds

The Store of Creative Minds

Our last pick for this list is a science fiction book about artificial intelligence taking over our lives and industries. In the year 2017, the world started discussing an industrial revolution where humans will live a more relaxed lifestyle because of technological advancement. This is a story of a group of young men and women who got isolated as a result of some social events. When they tried to return to their social life, they found themselves stuck. Would they be able to break free of the unseen shackles and return to what they believe is normal? To find out more, buy this fascinating sci-fi book here.

 

 

 

As we are in the middle of a global pandemic that has brought a lot of other miseries and horrors with it, escaping in the world of literature or movies and TV for some time is a harmless activity to bury ourselves in. Reading a book or two, binge-watching your favourite season or watching movies is the best way to de-stress from the bitter realities of life all around. Enjoy and take care of yourself and your mind in any way you think is best for you.

 

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Our Top Fantasy Books For All Fantasy Lovers

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For so many of us, fantasy novels are a quintessential summer read. The budding romance, intrigue, and adventure sweep the readers away from the existential drudgery of routine life. Keep yourself guessing and engaged with fascinating plots and beautiful characters. Many young readers are hooked on the genre as fantasy books provide an escape into a whole new world of imagination.

With the ongoing pandemic, there is nothing like picking up a good fantasy read tocheck out for a while. We have scoured the depths of our amazing fantasy books that are worth your time. Our must-read fantasy books feature everything you need to add a bit of magic to your life.

Some of our best fantasy books are listed below:

Legacy of Foggy Village

Book: Legacy of Foggy Village 
Author: Mezoon Alnaqbi 

Legacy of Foggy Village is a story of true friendship and a strong bond between two young men. Akihiro, who is reckless, wants the purple card so that he can be the strongest man of his village. Becoming the strongest man is hard as he faces many problems and challenges during this journey. Sometimes, he has problems with his friendships, loyalty of the people around him and many trust issues. On the other hand, Hiroushi always wanted a brother and he finds one in Akihiro.

 

Inversion

Book: Inversion 
Author: Arwa Altaib 

The story of this book revolves around life and death. How are we living our lives in this world and how should we live our life for the better

In the author’s perspective, we try to find peace on the battlefield and integrity in the lands of corruption. Instead of living a joyful life, we spendour lives in pain, whereas, our actual life starts after death. Then why are we so scared of death?

 

Life

Book: Life 
Author: Khalid 

Life revolves around how humans are constantly searching for safe harbours. In this journey, sometimes the protagonists feel that they have lost the harbour and sometimes it feels like they are on the journey of boredom. During this journey, we meet many characters but we never figure out who the characters are and what are we looking for between fantasies and dreams.

 

Tales from Al Baha

Book: Tales from Al Baha 
Author: Mohammad Ahmed Al-Ghamdi 

This book is all about the tales from the cities of Saudi Arabia, named Ghamed and Zahran. It is based on true events that happened more than 40 years ago in a small village located in the south of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The author fantasizes the story in the novel so that it attracts many readers to read about history.

 

Searching Adventures

Book: Searching Adventures 
Author: Mezoon Alnaqbi 

Searching Adventures is full of mystery and suspense. You never know what’s going to happen next. The story is about an adventure that is waiting for Kyle who is being taken away by an unknown person to the Renion Island. After this incident, Kyle’s life completely changes.

 

We hope our fantasy books will help you in building your reading habits and you will enjoy reading them.

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