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View all 45 comments. The book is nearly entirely told via people reading something – letters, post cards, ridiculously detailed notes that kosfova seem to have time and effort and historaidora to write yistoriadora when in danger. Dracul is the Romanian word for the dragon. The premise for this book was really intriguing but the story gets lost in page after page of unrelenting descriptions and cryptic dialogue.

Welcome to a retelling of Dracula for the twenty-first century, only think much better and more interesting; less of the weak and pitiful women and demanding men; more history and research.

Probably taste minty fresh and who is to say that a vampire might not need a scrape and polish now and again?

Correlation does not imply causation, and good writing does not necessarily encompass a good plot. In an online interviewMs.

La Historiadora : 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. Although the descriptions of the various eastern European cities are often pretty and atmospheric, my frustration with this book won’t let me mark it above one star. I would venture to say You will realize that a good epistolary book involving several different characters should have the characters be actually fucking distinct.

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.


The Historian

Like from a bad soap opera! Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing historiaxora. You will realize that flowery prose is not good writing. All her characters – unless they have an obvious accent – sound alike and there’s far too much exposition and repetition.

Oh, how angry I got when the story finally started getting good, Ms. I gave this book 3 stars – it could have been 5 stars with another even conventional style yistoriadora story telling.

View all 5 comments. It spans centuries, countries and strains all credulity. I know you are young and stupid, but you are not that stupid. To ask other readers questions about The Historianplease sign up.

I will not finish it. The book tells us how to feel, instead of convinces us with rich characterizations.

Seriously, younger Khanh, what the fuck were you thinking when you enjoyed this book? Kostova writes The Historian in epistolary form, primarily through letters from a father historian to a daughter presumably historian.

Multiple stories build upon each other in many exotic locations bridging across several centuries. It’s a beautifully and cleverly written work of …more For heavens sake, this isn’t really historical fiction! The author is completely incapable of creating realistic, breathing characters that are different from each other.

They do not like it at all that he is construed to be Dracula. 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. As their stories take them further and further into Eastern and Central Europe, the texts begin to shelter one inside the other inside the other like Russian nesting dolls. She rarely rises above twittering, and it was never at any junction a book that I devoured.

NOT, a requirement to include every scrap of research as part of the novel itself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It now looks as old and worn as one of the ancient documents fondled so lovingly by the characters who populate the novel.


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? Then, she writes about Vlad, Dracula, attempting to add new lore to the story, but never really gives us any surprises.

If I loved this It has fairly leapt to the top shelf, where it’s nestled down deep with my all time favourites. I can do that especially because the rest of the bookthat is to say more than out of a total ofis not only entertaining, but also both insanely instructive and insanely intriguing, and I loved it madly. 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.

Torturers, both medieval and contemporary. Obviously if I was a vampire I wouldn’t have to worry about the Hmmm. The Historian goes with the belief that he is definitely a Vampire, and that he is still alive. My only hope is that Ms. The premise for this book was really intriguing but the story gets pa in pa I really wanted to like this book but God is it boring as hell.