Monday, January 4, 2010

Booking It--History

Given the choice, which do you prefer? Real history? Or historical fiction? (Assume, for the purposes of this discussion that they are equally well-written and engaging.)

Historical fiction, of course! Not that I don't like history, but to be honest, I've never read a history book that was as "well-written and engaging" as a great historical novel. Have you?

1 comment:

Jonathan G. Reinhardt said...

I should probably get out of academia more, given that my reaction was, "Aren't they the same thing?"