Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Interred With Their Bones

This is a Mother Talk book review.

Interred With Their Bones, by Jennifer Lee Carrell, is a roller coaster of a book, weaving the mystery of the whereabouts of one of Shakespeare's lost plays with the mystery of the actual identity of Shakespeare himself.

I love books like this. Big, fat, entertaining books that assume you know a bit about the subject at hand. Books that take you on a rollicking ride while never pandering or talking down to you. Books that have you on the edge of your seat, eager to find out What Happens Next. Best of all, they're based on actual facts and real history. These books are fun, especially when you stop and think about history. People get intimidated - "Oh, I could never get my head around historical fiction." Codswallop. Of course you can - all history is is gossip, gussied up and given the patina of age.
On to the plot:


Jess said...

....must....add...to reading list...

Angewl said...

Great review! This book does sound interesting.

Cat, Galloping said...

i love historical fiction. what an easy way to learn about a time period!

once, my husband was reading a nonfiction book and at the same time, i was reading fiction on the same topic/time period. i knew *at least* as much, if not more than he did when we were done.

thanks for the reco.