|I have read a few of Cozzens' previous works and I have to say I have been a bit annoyed by the mostly unnecessarily anti southern tone of his writing....I swear to god if I read the term "Butternuts" one more time I'm gonna pitch his books into the nearest trash can...well after I finish them that is.....hate to waste good research because of poor writing. In my estimation Cozzens is a good researcher but is unfortunately a very dry and uninteresting writer who tends to let his prejudices influence his prose...or lack thereof. This is a shortcoming that is sadly shared by many of his fellow historical authors. Good writing does not mean lack of research or the absence of facts, rather it is the ability to construct a lively and engaging narrative that draws the reader into the story in an entertaining manner that makes the assimilation of those aforementioned facts and research less of a chore and more of an educational adventure.
Last edited on Fri Mar 13th, 2009 10:54 pm by Captain Crow