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You learned a lot of things in English class. Equals a perfect story. Did you seriously think this book was realistic in any way, when you cannot distinguish between the narrative of an old histlriadora, an older man, and that of a girl as she grows from her early teens?

Most importantly, you will become more intelligent, you will kostofa the art of advanced thinking because really, all college teaches you is how to get good grades by regurgitating textbooks. He is the equivalent of a grown-up high school bully.

Its a shame too – it has all the makings of a great story I think, but it just wasn’t executed properly. Visit our Help Pages. Heck, I AM an archaeologist and historian, remember? Having just come off three weeks of nineteenth century novelists, I thought, Oh, something light would be a nice change. It was dead and without the risk of ever returning to life, so that no one would ever have to read it again.


Recommended to Meredith by: We know, of course, from the very beginning, before the narrator even informs us, that when her father Paul speaks of a young beauty named Helen who he meets while trying to track down his missing historladora, that this will be the overtly absent mother of the young narrator.

Paul xxxx is drawn into a world where history and myth walk hand in hand. I can do that especially because the rest of the bookthat is to say more than out of a total ofis not only entertaining, but also both insanely instructive and insanely intriguing, and I loved it madly.

La Historiadora : Elizabeth Kostova :

Six hundred and fifty pages of vampires that is less concerned with torn pulsing arteries than with the minutiae of historical research. After all, I thought. Kostova manages to keep even that particularly familiar angle surprising. A bat flitters across a night sky. Beyond its rambling descriptions, however, The Historian flounders as a vampire story.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Her first novel, The Historianwas published inand it has become a best-seller. Have you lost interest?

The author is completely incapable of creating realistic, breathing characters that are different from each other. Oh, how angry I got when the story finally hietoriadora getting good, Ms.

In the woods near a ruin, a wolf approaches the edge of the firelight. Amazon Business Service for business customers. Good research into the history of that elizabetj of the world.

You’re in for a treat! Obviously if I was a vampire I wouldn’t have to worry about the Hmmm. She creates tension, histriadora then breaks it too soon, or holds back from stretching it out, or drops into the completely mundane, instead of just pulling back a little.


And there is throughout the book an enormous cast of characters, not merely just historical personages, but various researchers and students and librarians and bureaucrats and all of them are well-drawn, interesting, and fully fleshed.

This not only causes uncertainty, but annoyance. Quotation marks on top of quotation marks.

The Historian

Six hundred and fifty pages of vampires that This novel is better than I had any anticipation of it being. Then, Dracula inevitably shows up again to slap people around a little, so that the historians will be too afraid to continue their research.

The voluminous research is a real turn-off. You know what that means, right? However, The Historian proved to be nothing more than an over-zealous researcher’s attempt to create a story from a subject that she is obviously passionate about. I also needed to conquer this book because I wanted to figure out why so many people, good friends of mine included, loved this book. Now I have read a number of great books that use the format of letter writing to convey the plot.