Theme for novels, when they were actually written, might not have stirred up much a debate. But in recent times there were 2 such books which hogged the limelight.
First one being Da Vinci Code fame "Angels and Demons". The book detailed the steps followed by the vatican in case of death of a pope while in office and how a new one is elected. Though the cause of death in the story was quite stirring, as Dan Browns luck wud've it, the pope incumbent, at that time, died, resulting in instant publicity for the book. Infact CNN IBN quoted from the book during the LIVE coverage of the election as to what was being done inside the closed doors of the Vatican.
Second one is not so controversial but was also a sequel/prequel book. Like Angels and Demons, "Prodigal Daughter" followed its more famous prequel "Kane and Abel", which as per Jeffrey archer is still selling 5000 copies a day!! When it was released at that time, the idea of a lady president for the most powerful democracy of the world would've hardly raised a brow as no one saw a contender from the lady brigade. Well.. the recent Democratic primaries have thrown up more than one surprise nomination in Mr.Obama and Mrs.Hillary. Their route to the grand finale is so much similar to the book except that Hillary is not even a shade of Florentyna Rosnovski, the protagonist in that book and Barak hadly sounds the 'shady' Peter parkins. Interestingly the lead character in the book after giving a gud fight settles for VP post with the hope that she can compete in the next term and actually ends up being the president with the incumbent suffering a fatal cardiac arrest. Today morning i saw in news of a Obama victory and Hillary being possible VP. Hope the similarity ends there. However much i would love to see a lady at the throne of the most powerful state in the world, my heart goes for Obama. He sounds sincere and hope he does something. That he reminds me of Denzel washington is a matter which infulenced my "vote" to him is a different issue.
Well...2 books...2 similar set in real life. There is another one called "War of the Worlds". Hopefully when that stage comes people should already have their "Time machines" ready and must have gone "Back to the Future" to the "Jurassic park" !!! And since i cant follow Bernard shaw..i didnt read "Man and Superman" :D