Nonfiction which “reads like a novel” is fairly common and I’ve read a fair amount, but a novel which “read like a biography” is rather unusual – in fact this is the first I’ve ever come across and, for the most part, it’s not a great experience.
What is wrong???? – Unless we’re talking textbooks, most contemporary nonfiction tries to infuse a bit of tension if not suspense, whether it’s in the finding of a cure or the outcome of a true crime. Fiction is supposed to create it somehow in the use of foreshadowing and immediacy and other devices. >>>>MORE>>>>