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The Countess - Rebecca Johns
The Countess
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3.11 45
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307588456 (0307588459)
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 284
Edition language: English
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1.0 The Countess
I'm so very disappointed. This was not what I had expected. At all. I might've given more stars if I hadn't thought this would be about a serial killer and, you know, serial killing... I was incredibly bored throughout the whole book. From start to finish. So bored...
In laywoman's terms
In laywoman's terms rated it
I didn't disliked this book. Can't say I loved it either. It presented a nice look into what nobility had to face to remain wealthy and powerful. Something I didn't like about the way the book was written was the lack of an element of surprise. As soon as a character was introduced the author gave a...
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4.0 The Countess: A Novel of Elizabeth Bathory
Countess Elizabeth Bathory is known to history as a blood-thirsty Hungarian murderess who bathed in the blood of virgins in order to stay young. Like Vlad Tepes (Dracula), her name is linked to vampire legends. In The Countess, Rebecca Johns presents a literary version of the life of Erzsebet Bath...
Reading with a Vengeance
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2.0 The Countess: A Novel
A poorly paced and utterly soulless offering. This book stretched out over the entire life of the main character, which means almost every page was nothing but a summary of several years at once. There was no attempt to tell a story or examine any of the characters involved. It just plodded along...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
First, let me premise that this book is written very well. Now with that out of the way, I cannot help but take the premise that this author was writing from a perspective that Bathory was some innocent, helpless, innocent victim instead of the vicious murderess that she was. There was many a time w...
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