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Kostova manages to keep even that particularly familiar angle surprising. Why and how these volumes keep turning up is one of the novel’s mysteries an it’s one of Kostova’s rather clever conclusions in her own well-thought out realization of the character of Dracula.

The Historian

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova 29 35 Jun 01, Most boring first 15 pages of any book I’ve ever read.

View all 16 comments. These portions are comprised of letters written by Paul to his daughter. Wow, was I ever disappointed in this one!

Obviously if I was a vampire I wouldn’t have to worry about the Hmmm. Just about everything spoken is exposition.

Let me describe the ways this book sucked. The daughter finds papers and letters on her fathers bookshelf, and gets him to start telling his story.

Kostova sets her book partly in the 70s, partly in history, and she tries to write in a flowery language, like the kostoa masters of novel from the 19th century- but to me, she really just comes It has been some time since I read this, so my recollections may not be that accurate. Read it and see what you think.


The three story lines of the narrator, her father, and his professor, all have an event in common: Along the way he meets a mysterious Romanian woman also searching for Rossi, a noble Turkish Scholar, various priests and numerous villains.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Could the novel I had just read really have been a confounding multi-tiered multiple first-person narrative with lack-luster voices which the author clearly mistook for a clever attempt at recreating a sense of research? Don’t worry, he’s somewhere in those pages, but if you blink you might miss him! Ignore it, read something else. The book has no text, but at its center, is a woodcut image of a dragon carrying a banner with the single word Drakulya.

The central thread is set in the s and is narrated by the unnamed daughter of a historian-turned-diplomat named Paul. The story unfolds in three different time periods.

Our narrator is a young historiadoar in her teens traveling through Europe, following the letters of her father from his travels in the s, who is following the letters of his mentor from his travels in the s.

The clock in my study seemed to be ticking unusually loudly tonight, and the urban half darkness seemed too still behind my venetian blinds. Open Preview See a Problem?

La Historiadora

You won’t be disappointed. Not your average vampire book, eh?

The final quarter it’s a looong book, about as long as Vlad’s life is suspenseful and atmospheric, and obviously she’s done a lot of research into how historians gather facts. There should be grand guignol violence. Are you f-n kidding me?? The final quarter it’s a looong book, about as long as Vlad’s life i A plodding, contrived, poorly written mess hostoriadora a book about three generations of historians researching the Dracula legend.


Her father never refers to her by name, and neither does anyone else it seems. The story was a pageturner with lots of atmosphere and exotic settings, danger and romance mixed with the secrets of history.

The author is obviously an excellent researcher and really knew her stuff. If I loved this Every once in a while it is difficult to figure out which story you are reading as they jump around so much, but after the first few chapters you start to get a feel for it and it historidora really ingenious the way she chose to combine the three stories. His steps are dogged by bureaucrats, as well as the undead, making this a long and complicated search not only for Rossi but for Dracula as well.

Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters.