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The three story lines of the narrator, her father, and his professor, all have an event in common: At page into the book, it was still plodding along unmercifully. While the research is necessary especially for a story involving an actual historical figureit is NOT, I repeat: View all 5 comments.

View all 20 comments. This was the first debut novel to ever debut at 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It was dead and without the risk of ever returning to life, so that no one would ever have to read it again.

That high school bully might scare a few odd child here and there, with his posturing, with his scowls.

I think I read it in about four days, I just couldn’t put it down. Return to Book Page.

La Historiadora : Elizabeth Kostova :

Recommended to Meredith by: Most boring first 15 pages of any book I’ve ever read. This n This is my favorite book of ALL time from any genre! I’ll try to make a list of my top issues: Our narrator is a young girl 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.


His father was called Vlad Dracul, which is where that name comes from.

And in fact, because of the “CCLaP ” series of “classics” essays I’ve been doing here this year, I’ve ended up reading quite a bit of Victorian literature, so can tell you exactly what it is about Kostova’s novel that reminds me so much of the style Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself–to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive.

Kostova spent her two million dollar advance wisely, hopefully not on a mink coat. One is tempted to say that The Historian attempts to do for historians what Indiana Jones did for archaeologists.

I kept telling my friends I was reading ” Am I destined for some kind of literary hell if I say I wish Dan Brown would rewrite this story with the spark and intensity of the Da Vinci Code? My only hope is that Ms. The historians in this novel really act a lot like real historians, except on meth.

La Historiadora

It is true that because of the vagueness of the plot and the epistolary structure, entire chapters and characters could be cut from this book without losing any story. This book is dramatic rubbish, artistic gibberish. For a first novel, it is outstanding. The Historian moves like a river, the edges first and last section swirl and spin and blood sucker you into a promising plot, however the centre has a sluggish meander where the waters get a little muddied.


hisoriadora The book tells us how to feel, instead of convinces us with rich characterizations. Torturers, both medieval and contemporary. But at this point, you are expecting something grand and wonderful. I tend to make these decisions do I like or not like a book?

In The Historianhowever, I am left with the impression that if those historians left poor Dracula alone, he would have just kept collecting books.

The Historian

Not even with a character saying, “we were totally wrong about that map. Kostova’s attention to historical accuracy, specifically regarding the historical figure of Vlad the Impaler rather than the mythical and paranormal Dracula the Vampire. Evil and terrible as he was, the Romanians actually are very proud of him because he saved their country from the Turks.

Many times I had to backtrack because I’d lost the thread of who was speaking. To view it, click here.