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The clock in my study seemed to be ticking unusually loudly tonight, and the urban half darkness historiarora too still behind my venetian blinds. When you are older, as you begin to read critically, you will learn to appreciate a good book, and you will be able to identify literary bullshit when you see it. I’m really into history so I thought it was pretty damn good. Heck, I AM an archaeologist and historian, remember?

Not because I’m interested in vampires, but because I served my mission in Romania and was interested in Vlad himself. The last third is the best part of the book, so do try and push through until you get there.

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Or better yet, ignore the book entirely. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I know you are young and stupid, but you are not that stupid. Elizabdth book is entrancing, but a bit slow at times when progressing through over 22 CD’s.

Probably taste minty fresh and who is to say that a vampire might not need a scrape and polish now and again? I don’t usually read this sort of fiction because ever since reading Anne Rice’s over-rated Interview with the Vampire, and the subsequent over-reaction to what was in essence a pretty mediocre book, I was totally put off by historiadoraa modern versions of this genre.

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The final quarter it’s a looong book, about as long as Vlad’s life is suspenseful and atmospheric, and obviously she’s done a lot of research into how historians gather facts. The narrative travels between Amsterdam, America, Oxford, France, Istanbul, Bulgaria and Romania so there are pleny of colourful scenery changes as the plot unfolds.


A really good piece of intelligent fantasy, vividly written. She creates tension, but then breaks it too soon, or holds back from stretching it out, or drops into the completely mundane, instead of just pulling back a little.

If you are wanting to read it just because it has to This is actually the second time I’ve read this book. Paul and Helen visit archives, peruse old-timey documents, and attempt to decipher the past. Reluctantly yours, An older, a more erudite, a considerably more critical – Khanh After all, I thought.

At one point, the Paul letters decide to get a little meta, so that there is a letter within a letter.

An encounter with an evil and mysterious stranger makes him decide that it’s a research topic that he should drop. 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. Fourth time for me to read this gothic novel about Dracula both the historical figure and the vampire and those hunting him, and boy does it still amaze me!

The historians in this novel really elizabteh a lot like real historians, except on meth.

I hate not finishing a book but I just can’t waste one more minute reading something akin to watching paint dry. View all 8 comments. The book tells us how to elizageth, instead of convinces us with rich characterizations. There should be a realization that this material is fundamentally lowbrow, then elizabetth even lower but with class. This novel is so well written and so riveting that I can well turn a blind eye to its flaws and just let myself be blown away again and again.

I have lost interest too. Kosstova by Elizabeth Kostova. She must have paused here, expecting, perhaps, to be thrown from the room. Both are told in first person, with little use of proper nouns. To ask other readers questions about The Historianplease sign up. Instead they all talk koxtova same, they all have the same reactions, the same motives, hook up randomly in the same way, etc. I was slightly annoyed by the fact that the Romanian language wasn’t always written accurately I guess she didn’t research that quite enough.


Such as characters getting together romantically, well, just because. This should be over-the-top goofy. Many things will happen in the years that have elapsed before you become the me of today. When do we get introduced to Dracula?????? The characters are props, not people.

Or perhaps he wasn’t!

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Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Even as the plot gradually tightens, there is never much action. Allowed to remain, she plunged forward. No build up, no logic, they just do because I guess they’re both there and they have nothing better to do. Its just a big disappointment. The Historian is not exactly a bad read, although truthfully I can’t exactly call it a good novel either; it is in fact a curious modern document from an older age, a novel that feels like it was written years ago even though it was actually less than five.

Clearly Kostova is very influenced by Gothic and Victorian writers like Stoker, so maybe this book would have a grand payoff of an ending to merit the praise and best-sellerness. Of course Dracula being Dracula he and his undead minions will stop at nothing to protect their secrets, including the location of Vlad the Impaler’s grave. Neat tourist locales and sumptuous repasts cannot entirely hide the fact that everything else is thin gruel.

Rossi’s story is also told through letters and conversations and occurred in