09 September 2006

A Little Something about Octavian Nothing

To conserve effort, I point to today's posting on the brilliant Boston 1775 blog about The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation--Volume One: The Pox Party, by M. T. Anderson. This isn't a fantasy novel, to be sure; it's historical fiction. But its elevated prose and the gothic events it portrays--even within the context of the most strenuous efforts for historical accuracy--make it more than simple realism.

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