I tried getting into ‘Man in the High Castle’, but it didn’t stick. That’s not what this post is about, but the two episodes I watched had me thinking of something. We have a lot of fiction that incorporates real events that are considered horrors. Usually this involves wars, which people seem to enjoy fictional versions of. Yet, these do have a place in history, so some people get upset. This isn’t really a genre that I pay a lot of attention to, so I’m going to open the floor right away.
- What do you think about using fictional versions of dark historic events?
- Are there any events that you think should never be given a fictional treatment?
- What do you think is the positive and/or negative of creating such a story?