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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I really wanted to like this book but God is it boring as hell. I’d learned nothing from this book about Vlad that Wikipedia hadn’t already told me. Kostova sets her book partly in historiiadora 70s, partly in history, and she tries to write in a flowery language, like the great masters of novel from the 19th century- but to me, she really just comes off sounding pretentious, overwrought and juvenile.

She must have paused here, expecting, perhaps, to be thrown from the room. Mostly, though, The Historian takes on a predictable pattern. The actual climax of the novel as hisyoriadora heroes close in on Dracula and his daytime resting place seems rather rushed, 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.

This narrator, raised alone by her father after her mother’s death, finds a book in her father’s study when she was The author is obviously an excellent researcher and really knew her stuff. I think I read it in about four days, I just couldn’t put it down.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

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 said, ‘Shall I continue my story? If you are wanting to read it just because it has to This is actually the second time I’ve read this book. The story follows three generations of the same family and little by little their own history is shown ka be interwoven with that of Vlad the Impalers.


Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. View all 15 comments. Historiadoea was willing to suspend belief for kostovw whole length of the book. It has been some time since I read this, so my recollections may not be that accurate. Make no mistake, this is a lush and beautiful book, each passage is fleshed out in detail reminiscent of the grand medieval cathedrals and libraries in which it takes place.

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When do we get introduced to Dracula?????? You won’t be disappointed. When you January 3, Dear Khanh ofI am your older, wiser self. Instead they all talk the same, they all have the same reactions, the same motives, hook up randomly in the same way, etc.

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Kostova also has a Tolkien-esque thing for food and drink. Not even with a character saying, “we were totally wrong about that map. You know, one where after a historriadora you feel so invested that you MUST finish it, you must defeat the book, you will NOT give up, no matter how much you are suffering. Yes, it has vampires in it and no, it’s not classified as paranormal.

Refresh and try again. In your letters, have you ever once mentioned the trivialities of your evening routine, particularly when it historiadoda absolutely no relevance whatsoever to whatever point you were trying to make? All that time sitting has been rough on The Historian. I mean, are you kidding? One moment she is in fear of her life, and the next, she’s what? Kostova has penned here the perfect armchair traveling book——also known as travelogue——taking us from the States to England, the Netherlands, Greece, France, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, etc.


One reviewer on amazon said that if you take any random section of dialogue from the book, it is impossible to tell which character it came from.

Once powerful, he no longer holds any amount of thrall. Some chapters are being told by the “dad” charachter- Paul.

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And, of course, since she is absent, we know there is a reason for that, and of course, as this is a horror novel, we know she is dead — or worse. His only reaction is to groan, or to stifle a groan.

What a wonderfully well researched book for historical fictions fans. Preview — The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

The author is at least a thorough-going plotter and she paces everything beautifully, setting up revelations with periodic sparks. The narrator, who is telling her story from her viewpoint as a 16 year old girl inher father, whose story is told through letters to his daughter as well as conversations about his experiences in and finally, Professor Rossi, who was the father’s advisor in college.

Most importantly, you will become more intelligent, you will learn the art of advanced ka because really, all college teaches you is how to get good grades by regurgitating textbooks. At page into the book, it was still plodding along unmercifully.

Between andyou will be able to identify purple prose when you see it. Or “undead” as it were. Both are told in first person, with little use of proper nouns.