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Generally a little plump, well-fed, uses only the finest ingredients and are subtly flavoured after years of rubbing things in butter, slurping down sherry, red wine, bouille bases with herbs and shallots. Elizabeth Kostova, while no doubt being a very well off person who went to the best schools for writing, has nevertheless spent a long time researching and writing The Historian with the resulting book being little about vampires and undead and more about books and history and researching and following the trail; its an academic adventure novel.
Bartholomew RossiHelen RossiDracula. It took Elizabeth Kostova ten years to write The Historian. Want to Read saving…. It’s not the content that is boring it’s the style of story telling. Around the Year i Kostova writes, maybe a biography of one of the historical characters in this book because she has a wonderful ability to bring her characters to life.
View all 20 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? It now looks as old and worn as one of the ancient documents fondled so lovingly by the characters who populate the novel. Kostova had me at mysterious book and Dracula. Because if you are sane, you will get to the ending and go, ‘What? If you enjoy historical thrillers, specifically those written in a similar style to Dan Brownyou’ll love The Kkostova.
You, as an adult, should know better than to buy into this book’s ,a pleasing, inconsequential claptrap. Dracul is the Romanian word for the dragon. Well written, interesting perspective on Vlad the Impaler. Having just come off three weeks of nineteenth century novelists, I thought, Oh, something light would be a nice change.
That’s all this book is. I myself found it difficult to even finish, simply because I grow tired of overwritten prose and gaping plot-holes very easily; but there are millions of others who kostvoa passionate fans, and they can’t be entirely discounted in my review just because I in particular didn’t care for it.
Dracula’s motive is implausible and unconvincing, but I feel that it holds a symbolic meaning in Kostova’s conception of the novel, and therefore, even though plot-wise it’s nothing short of embarrassing, I can turn a blind eye on it. You will realize that flowery prose is not good writing. No build up, no logic, they just do because I guess they’re both there and they have nothing better to do. But at this point, you are expecting something grand and wonderful.
As this sum surpasses well over pages kostoav type, obvious historiadoda considerations of scale arise, but only if you stop to think about it long enough. Ignore it, read something else. So Vlad Tepes, Prince, Impaler and legendary ruler of Wallachia, not to mention possible embodiment of Bram Stoker’s koshova Count Dracula is a living breathing actual person who has taken to sending out teasers in the form of esoteric historic folios in order to lure unto himself a librarian, historian or archivist for nefarious purposes related to archiving.
However, I just love history and research duh, I work in a library so it was right up my alley. Equals a perfect story. Or “undead” as it were. You learned a lot of things in English class.
The letters are all addressed to “My dear and unfortunate successor,” and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of, a labyrinth where the secrets of her father’s past and her mother’s mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. Paul xxxx is drawn into a world where history and myth walk hand in hand.
The last third is the best part of the book, so do try and push through until you get there. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova 29 35 Jun 01, It is nothing more than a glorified travel brochure. All that time sitting has been rough on The Historian.
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I actually received a free used copy of Historriadora Kostova’s modern vampire tale The Historian unexpectedly in the mail one day, from author Akmal Shebl at the same time he sent in his own book Prisoners in Paradise for review, not as a bribe I think but rather an example o Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.
Paul sets out to find Rossi, his mentor, because…Why?
Did you seriously think this book was realistic in any way, when you cannot distinguish between the narrative of an old man, an older man, and that of a girl as she grows from her early teens?
Then, she writes about Vlad, Dracula, attempting to add new lore to the story, but never really gives us any surprises. My review of Shebl’s book will be coming in a few weeks, by the way.
In addition, everyone in the whole story speaks with the same voice. EuropeAmsterdamNetherlands. At the most “suspenseful” moments, I often found myself feeling irritatingly amused at the author’s attempt to create tension.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Probably taste minty fresh and who is to say that a vampire might not need a scrape and polish now and again? With much hesitation, I read on.
I initially read the dust jacket on one of my many excursions to the book store and was very excited. And not just any vampire, but the mack daddy himself, Dracula, the real Vlad the Impaler, who turns out to be the undead. If you’re reading this yourself for the first time, and ever come across the phrase “And nistoriadora 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?
For more book reviews, and author interviews, go to BookBanter. Kostova also has a Tolkien-esque thing for food and drink.