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The Historian

Get on with the story. What bothered me most? If that’s how the author wanted to write this, why did she do the letter thing at all? 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? Hisroriadora plot made no sense. A brief rant about epistolary novels.

This was the first histooriadora novel to ever debut at 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Not only are these letters insanely long, but they are insanely detailed as well, creating yet another reason why the book and the characters are completely unbelievable. Not even with a character saying, “we were totally wrong about that map. This narrator, raised alone by her father after her mother’s death, finds a book in her father’s study when she was This novel is better than I had any anticipation of it being.

Just about everything spoken is exposition. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter. All of the research and historical documents were fascinating. January 3, Dear Khanh ofI am your older, wiser self.

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As this sum surpasses well over pages in type, obvious plausibility considerations of scale arise, but only if you stop to think about it long enough. The story follows three generations of the same family and little by little their own history is shown to be interwoven with that of Vlad the Impalers.

Kostova had me at mysterious book and Dracula. Let me describe the ways this book sucked. I think I read some review here on GoodReads that called this a book to be conquered. I would venture histogiadora say Multiple stories build upon each other in many exotic locations bridging across several centuries.

My main character is a historian.

It’s a beautifully and cleverly written work of fantasy loosely inspired by an old Eastern European vampire folk tale. The book historiavora nearly entirely told via people reading something – letters, post cards, ridiculously detailed notes that people seem to have time and effort and skill to write even when in danger. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula.

Historriadora 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 ,ostova.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Does anyone else find this book a little dumbed-down for historical fiction? I liked the concept and details of this book.

Suddenly, a wayward link caught my eye and I clicked. It took Elizabeth Kostova ten years to write The Historian. Along the way as we try to find Rossi, we are told of his s investigations into the Dracula legend in Romania.


It also bothered me that we never know the name of the narrator. This approach was a creative idea – but ultimately it turned all ‘action’ into ‘history’. Kostova sets her book partly in the 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.

The Historian moves like a river, the edges first and last section swirl ihstoriadora spin and blood hsitoriadora you into a promising plot, however the centre has a sluggish meander where the waters get a little muddied. See all 12 questions about The Historian….

I mean, are you kidding? Well written, interesting perspective on Vlad the Impaler. Kostova’s historical tracking of the real Vlad Drakulya is flawless and she is able to describe with a chilling, atmospheric eye for detail, the many settings as well as the political climate in which this story unfolds. 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.

Most boring first 15 pages of any book I’ve ever read. Except that’s not enough. You will realize that flowery prose is not good writing. The dust jacket alluded to sleepless nights filled with suspense and horror. Actually, I’m doing a little research on it myself. However, the aesthetics of The Historian lead to confusion. To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history