For a quiet weekend getaway, there’s nothing like a novel.
With a novel in your hands, you can travel the world without going anywhere, seeing things your eyes can’t show you. Reading a novel allows you to be someone—or something—else for a while.
A good novel is just what you need when you need escape. But as you’ll see in “The Black Count” by Tom Reiss (c.2012, Crown, $27.00 / $29.95 Canada, 414 pages, includes index), your favorite fiction may not be a fiction at all.