Review: Doc: A Novel
Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As historical fiction, it was so good that I might actively avoid any non-fiction about Doc Holliday. All that kept it from being a 5 star book were Russell's occasional references to things that would happen in the future such as Holliday's future famous distant relative and how history would look at the events in Tombstone. A work of fiction about a man before he became a part of history shouldn't reference things that have nothing to do with that time period, should they? Leave out those few blips of anachronistic reality jammed into a made up story about a real person, and this is one of the best HF set in the old west that I've ever read.
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