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www.reference.com/article/good-fiction-books-9443638f9706a199

Some of the top rated fiction books of all time include "To Kill a Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee, "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown, "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Looking for Alaska" by John Green and "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. Other titles include "Dune" by ...

www.reference.com/article/common-types-fiction-3052d541abfa00f4

Some major types of fiction include commercial fiction, literary fiction, genre fiction and mainstream fiction. These categories are defined by the audience the fiction is intended for, and some of these broader categories also have sub-divisons.

www.reference.com/article/difference-between-fiction-non-fiction-929ed06d7ec5c8ce

While the basic idea of fiction as fake and non-fiction as truth hold true for all genres, there are some that fall toward the middle of the strict contrast. For example, creative non-fiction involves real events, but details are often exaggerated for dramatic effect. M...

www.reference.com/article/historical-fiction-2f87e37bf9c19100

Historical fiction refers to any work of fiction that is set in the past. The precise definition of the term is ambiguous. According to the Historical Novel Society, historical fiction must be written at least 50 years after the events described or by someone who was no...

www.reference.com/article/contemporary-fiction-7e08ec87a2b7023a

Contemporary fiction can be defined as literature written by authors who refuse to reside within literary boundaries, choosing to reflect the realities, insanities, absurdities, ironies, comedies and contradictions present in post-globalization human cultures. It is a f...

www.reference.com/article/historical-fiction-books-dcafcc7b777ecb2c

Some well-reviewed historical fiction books published in 2015 include "The Fifth Heart" by Dan Simmons, "Leaving Berlin" by Joseph Kanon and "At the Water's Edge" by Sara Gruen. Historical fiction is a category of literature in which the time period is an important part...

www.reference.com/article/definition-realistic-fiction-5d56fc36afce4a53

Realistic fiction is fiction that uses imagined characters in situations that either actually happened in real life or are very likely to happen. It further extends to characters reacting in realistic ways to real-life type situations. The definition is sometimes combin...