Comments: 3
Degrees of Affection 7 years ago
I think it depends on the writer and if they write it like fiction but keep it factual. I've seen it done well and I've seen it done poorly. But I do think this way of writing is a way to introduce people to historical writing in a way that is accessible to many rather then a few.
BrokenTune 7 years ago
What made this a brilliant read for me is that the dialogue was there but it was neither stilted nor imagined by the author. in fact, the author make a point in the foreword to explain how he got to write the dialogues - it's mostly if not all based on interviews, letters, and not so much what the author imagines was said. It might be a "right book at the right time" thing but this one did everything right that I could not stand in the last one i read. There is sure to be an element of fiction in this book but it just does not read like it and it was tremendous.
Degrees of Affection 7 years ago
Glad you liked it. Hopefully you'll find another one like this you like.