Subject: I'm not sure this community can help with that.
Posted on: 2022-11-23 18:17:26 UTC

The PPC is sort of predicated on loving fiction. I couldn't help someone quit all fiction forever, because I can't fathom doing so myself.

May I suggest broadening your horizons instead? For instance, have you tried historical fiction? It's not something I really understood when I was younger, but since becoming an Old Grump, I've noticed there's really good stuff there! For instance, Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield, pretty much anything by Ken Follett (though I might start with the Pillars of the Earth series), or to head back toward mythology a bit, Sword at Sunset or anything else by Rosemary Sutcliff. These authors all share the ability to capture the humanity of their subjects so well they come to life, and tell beautiful, heartrending stories.

If that's not your cup of tea, it's okay. There's loads of excellent mature fiction out there. You might just have to explore a bit to find the next thing for you. My advice is simply don't be afraid to try.


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