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by Elizabeth Kostova
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 2 weeks ago
This is an intense book. It took me about three months to finish, partly because it is very long, but also because it requires a decent amount of mental effort to read. It is not a book that you want to read after a long day. You really have to be in the right mood. But when you are in the right moo...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 4 months ago
The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova, author; Joanne Whalley, Dennis Boutsikaris, Rosalyn Landor, Martin Jarvis, Robin Atkin Downes, Jim Ward, narrators Does Vlad Tepes, Count Dracula still live? That is the subject of this book. The reader will travel all over the world with the characters as the searc...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 1 year ago
If you've seen my updates, you'll probably remember that I was pretty excited about this book back at the beginning. Unfortunately, that excitement didn't continue through to the end. This book was 704 pages long. The story was probably worthy of 50% of that length. It had its positives - the...
chaizeokelley
chaizeokelley rated it 2 years ago
What a surprisingly great read! Much different than my normal book but I enjoyed every minute.
Ray Foy's Literary Journey
Ray Foy's Literary Journey rated it 2 years ago
The Historian is Elizabeth Kostova's long novel about a group of people's search to find and destroy the vampire, Dracula. This is the same Dracula who is the object of Bram Stoker's classic novel, inspired by the historic ruler of Wallachia (next door to Transylvania), resister of the Ottoman Empir...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
Okay, I can admit that I have a vivid imagination and at times it has run away with me. This might be one of those times. I was about 50 pages (or fewer) into The Historian and I started to question if what I was reading was actually a work of nonfiction. Let me remind you that this is the story of ...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it 3 years ago
Anfenwick
Anfenwick rated it 4 years ago
I'm afraid this is going to sound like a terribly critical review. As you can see, I still gave The Historian four stars. I did enjoy reading it. I might read it again one day. I suppose I just expected a bit more, something like a deep literary novel with a paranormal touch. Having read it, I'm not...
Skulls and Coffee
Skulls and Coffee rated it 4 years ago
I've heard so many good things about this book, but it just wasn't my cup or tea...or blood. Time to move onto something I actually want to pick up and read.
Skulls and Coffee
Skulls and Coffee rated it 4 years ago
I've heard so many good things about this book, but it just wasn't my cup or tea...or blood. Time to move onto something I actually want to pick up and read.
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