Friday, March 14, 2008

3 Posts in 1 Day!!!

I just finished The Other Boleyn Girl. As a history major, I recognized going into this book that historical fiction is a tricky thing. When they decide to author such a book, historians must decide how much truth to sacrifice in the name of a good story, and readers--knowing that there's a hint of truth--are inclined to accept every page as doctrine. I was not immune from the created trance while I read this book. I was extremely excited to see the author site sources at the end of her Author's Note. I am intrigued now as to just how much of the story of ambition, betrayal, and heartache is true. Maybe I've finally found a topic for my History 490 Capstone paper...what do you think? :)

1 comment:

Adiel said...

It sounds like something you'd be interested in researching and writing about. I say go for it.