I read this book called ‘The Strangler Vine’ by M.J. Carter Now, the book is whatever.
Actually, okay, it’s not whatever. It’s interesting, but only because the setting is 1837 British India. The main character is lame, and the side character, who is actually cool, mostly does stuff off screen because it’s first person view point and, as I mentioned, the main character is lame.
By ‘lame’ I mean he’s an okay guy, but he doesn’t do anything, because he’s a moron. He’s not actually a moron. He just doesn’t know anything and won’t learn anything. Because racism. Which is kind of the point of the book, I think, or at least one of the points, but it sure does make for boring main characters. Also, the ending was depressing.
BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT HERE.
The point here is that I’ve read something by Miranda Carter before.
It was a history book. About WW1 and the king, kaiser and czar. (‘George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I’) It was interesting, but not very remarkable. But definitely well written and easy to read.
Okay, but isn’t that SUPER SWEET? She’s like a crazy history writer! And now she’s writing a fiction book! That is SOOOO COOOL! How do you even get to have enough skills to do that?
I have no idea.
I can’t even imagine the size of a project like that! With sources and everything? I can’t even begin to imagine even actually writing a novel! Let alone a historically accurate history talky book!
Anyway, I thought that was super sweet, so I figured I’d share.