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Finally, there is a briefer arc set in the s, made up by letters written by Rossi himself. The clock in kstova study seemed to be ticking unusually loudly tonight, and the urban half darkness seemed too still behind my venetian blinds.

The epilogue was a little unsettling, and the final resolution of the story seems comical when I think hiistoriadora it now, but it was completely fitting and totally acceptable in the framework of the story.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Let me describe the ways this book sucked.

Such as characters getting together romantically, well, just because. The map doesn’t even figure into the conclusion! I confess to being initially reluctant to delve into this story, I mean who really needs another campy, vampire tale?


Along the way he meets a mysterious Romanian woman also searching for Rossi, a noble Turkish Scholar, various priests and numerous villains. Correlation does not imply causation, and good writing does not necessarily encompass a good plot. I’m only on Chapter 2 and I’m losing interest fast As every goodreader knows, book collecting is an addiction and so imagine having over years in which to collect and hoard piles of papery goodness?

It had been a long time since I read a really good scary story with vampires. I also rather enjoyed the sub-plot about the protagonist’s parents.

La Historiadora : Elizabeth Kostova :

Had these “documents” been merely mentioned and perhaps summarized, I would be all for it. You learned about symbolism, foreshadowing, all that good shit, but really, it does you no fucking good unless you are pa to dw it when you see it. Consider this rather late passage: They learn a clue, make their plans, and then head to the next destination.

I read this at work and one of the builders in the break room looked over the top of his copy of the Daily Star and asked if this was some sort of “how to” book he understood hitsoriadora I was an archaeologist and thus interpreted The Historian to be some sort of quick guide to well, being a historian. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. That plot made no sense.

However, all that did was try to make up for a very thin and shallow plot that didn’t really interest me as much. I was a modern take on the Dracula story.


Like from a bad soap opera! Although the first half is pleasant enough as a travelogue, especially the Eastern European scenery and impressions of Budapest that we are treated to, it soon began to feel tedious and I was pretty bored by the time the book began to pick up again. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.

The Historian

I know you are young and stupid, but you are not that stupid. If that’s how the author wanted to write this, why did she do the letter thing at all? And I don’t recall that Kostova mixes her scenes well.

And not just any vampire, but the mack daddy himself, Dracula, the real Vlad the Impaler, who turns out to be the undead. Fiona For heavens sake, this isn’t really historical fiction! There are three different stories weaved together into one about three people who are trying to find Dracula: Unfortunately, she never does.

Did you ever for a moment think upon the complete absurdity of the letters and the storytelling, particularly when said letters and spoken stories were told in excruciating minutiae. What a wonderfully well researched book for historical fictions fans.

The book is about vampires.