Friday, March 11, 2011
Historical Junk Food
In The White Queen, Gregory proposes solutions, by analyzing Elizabeth Woodville's actions, and interpreting why she may have done what history shows she really did do. However, Gregory's next book, The Red Queen, is reviewed as telling the same story, but from the perspective of Margaret Beaufort, Henry VIII's grandmother. Obviously, we know who wins, so my guess is that the The Red Queen will make me think that the perspective of Elizabeth Woodville is misguided.
Although I know that it is the literary equivalent of junk food, I can't resist Gregory and her historical fiction. As much as I know I should read "more important" books, I am sure that I will be posting about The Red Queen soon.
Next up: Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
Still listening to (but not liking as much): The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy