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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

I’d recommend it more for updating your TripAdvisor as opposed to reading it for the fiction. The Historian has changed all that. Reluctantly yours, An older, a more erudite, a considerably more critical – Khanh Lucky for me I put kostovz feelings aside long enough to read the first chapter after which there was no looking back.

Then, Dracula inevitably shows up again to slap people around a little, so that the historians will be too afraid to continue their research.

Again, perfect balance equals perfect rhythm. The book is about vampires. Oh, how angry I got when the story finally started getting good, Ms. The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe.

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La Historiadora

The novel opens with an unnamed female voice informing the reader in the year that she’s about to tell the story of what happened to her thirty years before. View all 5 comments. The book has no text, but at its center, is a woodcut image of a dragon carrying a banner with the single word Drakulya. I gave this book 3 stars – it could have been 5 stars with another even conventional style of story telling. No build up, no logic, they just do because I guess they’re both there and they have nothing better to do.

View all 41 comments. Get on with the story. This was a beast to read in terms of length, but I was never bored and I remained eager to pick up wherever I left off.

I guess that’s why its called the historian and I guess that’s why many people find history boring. View all 10 comments. She must have paused here, expecting, perhaps, to be thrown from the room. And for some reason, they all write unbelievably detailed letters. Multiple stories build upon each other in many exotic locations bridging across several centuries.


I don’t know why this bothered me so much, but it did. If you are wanting to read it just because it has to do with Dracula, I would pick a much smaller book. It starts out well; very interesting and suspenseful for about the first pages or so. This novel is so well written and so riveting that I can well turn a blind eye to historiaadora flaws and just let myself be blown away again and again. Lets face it these people are basically self basting here. Paul describes this meeting to his daughter in chapter This book is impossible to resist.

Paul sets out to find Rossi, his mentor, because…Why? 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.

In addition, everyone in the whole story speaks with the same voice. histoiadora

Like from a bad soap opera! It took Elizabeth Kostova ten years to write The Historian. One is tempted to say historiadorz The Historian attempts to do for historians what Indiana Jones did for archaeologists. The actual climax of the novel as our heroes close in on Dracula and his daytime resting place seems rather hitoriadora, ending just all abruptly as if Kostova had opted just to skip overt dramatics, which feels a bit of a cheat, though she does make up for this lack of action with a final pages reversal that is as unsettling as it is quiet.

I kept telling my friends I was reading ” Am I destined for some kind of literary hell if I say I wish Dan Brown would rewrite this story with the spark and intensity of the Da Vinci Code? Six hundred and fifty pages of vampires that is less concerned with torn pulsing arteries than with the minutiae of historical research. Torturers, both medieval and contemporary.

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I eagerly bought my very own copy and returned home to crawl into bed and begin reading this tale of terror. Kostova had me at mysterious historjadora and Dracula. I’d learned nothing from this book about Vlad that Wikipedia hadn’t already told me. Remember the historladora christmas movie – A Christmas Story – when Ralphie gets the Secret Decoder Ring in the mail and decodes the secret message “Drink your Ovaltine” and says, “Thats it?!? We know she was named for “Helen’s mother” but “Helen’s mother” is another character whose name we never actually hear.

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I initially read the dust jacket on one of my many excursions to the book store and was very excited.

On top of that, there are vast stores of erudition on fifteenth century monasteries, the cultural divide betwixt Romanians and Transylvanians, the Walechian court, medieval church politics, central European folk songs, Bulgarian religious rituals based around old pagan traditions, historian cataloging hisroriadora research methodology, and the overlapping history of Central Europe with its shifting rulers of Ottomans, the Orthodox church and its tiny fiefdoms, and the Soviet Union.

The only remnants of his power are the few close hangers on, the few douchebags foolish enough to cling onto the remains of historiadoar long-diminished power. The denouement is ridiculous and I honestly don’t understand why it had to be this why, since it’s more than apparent that Kostova’s imagination isto say the least, extraordinarily vivid. If the author of the quote had been a man, I would encourage him to openly write gay characters rather than making his characters marry to hide their sexuality.

My study also served me for a sitting room, and I made sure it was kept as orderly and comfortable as the solidity of its nineteenth-century furnishings demanded. Kostova also has a Tolkien-esque thing for food and drink. And not just any vampire, but the historiaora daddy himself, Dracula, the real Vlad the Impaler, who turns out to be the undead.

I kostvoa venture to say Read it and see what you think. Now one young woman al decide whether to take up this quest herself–to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive.