A member of my book club (who also happens to be my right hand gal) asked why I didn’t do a review on a history text book. To explain the context of the question; we both are history majors (she is currently doing her masters in the field) and we were both planning our reviews for the next few weeks. The trouble with reviewing a history text (well for me anyway) is that I could end up writing a book by the time am finished. There are so many things that I could highlight and critique with a text. Then with historical texts you have to look at things like the era in which the text was written, the author, his/her motive for writing, the subject of the text and so on and so forth. More importantly, few (very few) people enjoy history. Most people think that it’s boring and involves too much reading. If there is no audience for it, then whose going to stop and read the review?
Now historical novels are a whole different story.