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And for some reason, they all write unbelievably detailed letters. Are you f-n kidding me?? They detail his pursuit — along with a companion named Helen — of both Dracula, and his mentor, Professor Bartholomew Rossi, who has gone missing.

I’ll try to make koetova list of my top issues: Not even with a character saying, “we were totally wrong about that map.

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It had to have gone something like this: I’d recommend it more for updating your TripAdvisor as opposed to reading it for the fiction. Goodreads helps ls keep track of books you want to read.

You will feel cheated. So stuff just happens. This is rather typical for a researcher, save for the part about being stalked by the undead. Again, perfect balance equals perfect rhythm.

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But if you’ll pardon the pun, boy does this book suck. In fact, a well-researched and planned book only brings credibility to your story. View all 13 comments. But this one just plodded and plodded along. It just means that you need to have a certain attitude going into it, a certain natural love for the elements mentioned above and a certain tolerance for extremely purple prose.

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Fiona For heavens sake, this isn’t really historical fiction! You will realize that a good epistolary book involving several different characters should have the characters be actually fucking distinct. I drummed my fingers on the desktop. These stand-ins for the vampire are pleasantly unsettling without being accompanied by shrieking violins. The author takes you through ancient castles, churches, and libraries looking through documents for clues to the whereabouts of the historical Dracula.

Good research into the history of that part of the world.

If you’re reading this yourself for the first time, and ever come across the phrase “And then they stepped off the train at [fill in the blank],” you can safely skip the entire manuscript until the phrase “And then he historixdora, ‘Shall I continue my story?

This felt like an exercise in cold war geography and a self-indulgent author letting us know how smart she is and how much research she’d ce. His father was called Vlad Dracul, which is where that name comes from.

Rossi’s story is also told through letters and conversations and occurred in The second timeline is set in the s.

It also bothered me that we never know the name of the narrator. Thirst is the most basic human experience, and all vampires started as humans.

It’s a beautifully ellizabeth cleverly written work of …more For heavens sake, this isn’t really historical fiction!

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The title is misleading some of you out there. Lucky for me I put these feelings aside long enough to read the first chapter after which there was no looking back. If there were negative stars, I would give them elizabetu this book.

One here or there would be fine, even interesting, but it’s as if the author decided ‘here’s how the plot should go’, and couldn’t be bothered to come up with realistic reasons for characters to do things and just wanted to move them from elizwbeth point to another. I will say I did discover a few historical inaccuracies, but I think I’ll let them fly for now. Which leads me to It took Elizabeth Kostova ten years to write The Historian. That’s all I can say without giving away the plot.



Recommended to Meredith by: Instead, Kostova handles this with portentous seriousness. The Reading For P Well written, interesting perspective on Vlad the Impaler.

La Historiadora

See all free Kindle reading apps. Reluctantly yours, An older, a more erudite, a considerably more critical – Khanh I won’t spoil it here however badly I want to vent about itbut I swear to you: A full speed ahead rich, historical thriller with enough gothic images, cultural folklore, ancient crypts and creaking stairs that it is sure to raise the hair on the back of your neck and no doubt a compulsive, insatiable interest in this age old tale.

Along the way as we try to find Rossi, we are told of his s investigations into the Dracula legend in Romania. I don’t want to read a vampire story and have to sit through a hundred “mountainous countryside” descriptions. The Historian moves like a river, the edges first and last section swirl and spin and blood sucker you into a promising plot, however the centre has a sluggish meander where the waters get a little muddied.

I mean, are you kidding? I wish Brien had read the book at the same time as I did, I would liked to have talked to him about it. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.