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I think that historical fiction would be difficult to write for me because I would want to be so accurate in the details of the history that I may have a hard time loosening the fiction part from my imagination. Kudos to those who write historical fiction. Keep it up! I love to read it!
My favourite historical books at the moment are Vassanji's -No New Land and Khaled Hosseini's Kite Runner.
However, Classical books like The Illiad by Homer or The Aeneid and Alittle bit of Sophocles I can pick and read anytime.
SandraTWP-BRW wrote:I like the idea of historical fiction; I do not find, however, that I enjoy all approaches to the genre equally. While this was an enjoyable book, the fantasy approach felt more prominent to me than the historic facets. I more enjoy historical fiction that sticks super close to examining historic events, or that focus on the everyday life of an "Everyman" type fictional character.
I agree with this. The genre has been added to so much that it almost needs further differentiation because it covers too much.
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