When you read something
in a book, do you believe it?
You might say, “Of
course not if it’s fiction,” but well-researched historical or
science fiction can offer plenty of accurate
information, entertainingly packaged. Nonfiction, on the other hand,
might seem true by definition—but what about memoirs? Polemics? Even
textbooks tend to be outdated at best, if not outright biased.