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POLL: Historical Novels - Rarely Good?


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Dan Beattie Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Kenneth Roberts' novels should be mentioned as gripping, even great works despite some goofy, wrong-headed research (e.g., the case for Benedict Arnold in Rabble in Arms). Speaking of the War of the Revolution, The Guns of Burgoyne (Lancaster) and Oliver Wiswell (Roberts) are superb.

Despite often being described as histories, Alan Eckhart's frontier novels are excellent. The Civil War mystery novels of Owen Parry are very good.

There are lots of good fiction out there.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Agree - they are rarely good
103
21%
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Disagree
320
64%
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no opinion
32
6%
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I don't read historical novels
43
9%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Writing in Slingshot 268, Steve Brennan remarks that:

Historical novels are rarely good in my opinion...

Do you agree?