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Buy La Historiadora Translation by Elizabeth Kostova (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Comitiva de embusteros: una novela de la peste. Buy La historiadora by ELIZABETH KOSTOVA (ISBN: ) from Instantly receive a £20 Gift Card if you’re approved for the Amazon . Exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters that will plunge her into a quest for the truth.

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View all 16 comments. You know, one where after a time you feel so invested that you MUST finish it, you must defeat the book, you will NOT give up, no matter how much you are suffering. Kostova had me at mysterious book and Dracula.

La Historiadora

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Although the first half is pleasant enough as a travelogue, especially the Eastern European scenery and impressions of Budapest that we are treated to, it soon began to feel tedious and I was pretty bored by the time the book began to pick up again.

There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. 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. NOT, a requirement to include every scrap of research as part of the novel itself. At times, you have to remind yourself that this hstoriadora a book about vampires. I have lost interest too.

The author takes you through ancient castles, churches, and libraries looking through documents for clues to the whereabouts of the historical Dracula. I was a modern take on the Dracula story.


I purchased The Historian elzabeth inand it has sat on my bookshelf ever since. View all 45 comments. Heck, I AM an archaeologist and historian, remember?

Because if you are sane, you will get to the ending and go, ‘What? I was willing to suspend belief for the whole length of the book.

The narrative travels between Amsterdam, America, Oxford, France, Istanbul, Bulgaria and Romania so there are pleny of colourful scenery changes as the plot unfolds. You know what that means, right?

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

I will say this though, if you are not really into history or researching, I would skip it. Primerofin I finished the book – but it frequently slowed down. Like from a bad soap opera! Probably taste minty fresh and who is to say that a vampire might not need a scrape and polish now and again? You’ve got to get the setting right, introduce the characters, outline the plot That’s all I can say without giving away the plot.

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. It spans centuries, countries and strains all credulity.

The characters are not helped by the leaden dialogue. Kostova writes, maybe a biography of one rlizabeth the historical characters in this ksotova because she has a wonderful ability to bring her characters to life. The title is misleading some of you out there. Paul describes this meeting to his daughter in chapter Suddenly, a wayward link caught my eye and I clicked. For me this book reads like a travelogue, a paean to history, e,izabeth a love story, with the horror of unspeakable evil and the race to save loved ones the glue that binds it all together.

However, I quite clearly digress. Only afterwards did I feel somewhat cheated. One of the characters even ends up with amnesia. Then, she writes about Vlad, Dracula, attempting to add new lore to the story, but never really gives us any surprises.


I will say I did discover a few historical inaccuracies, but Elizabetj think I’ll let them fly for now. I would beg for a little bit of sensationalism over sense, because overall, rlizabeth plot of this story is entirely lacking in anything remotely resembling fascination, anything that would captivate and hold hisstoriadora imagination rather than lulls it to sleep. The central thread is set in the s and is narrated by the unnamed daughter of a historian-turned-diplomat named Paul.

All her characters – unless they have an obvious accent – sound alike and there’s far too much exposition and repetition. The author is obviously an excellent researcher and really knew her stuff. Sin embargo es de mis favoritos de este y lo recomiendo a todos. I’m really into history so I thought it was pretty damn good.

Laura Rice said not to read it. I wish Brien had read the book at the same time as I did, I would liked to have talked to him about it.

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Although the descriptions of the various eastern European cities are often pretty ls atmospheric, my frustration with this book won’t let me mark it above one star. One is tempted to say that The Historian attempts to do for historians what Indiana Jones did for archaeologists. She rarely rises above twittering, and it was never at any junction a book that I devoured. This novel is better than I had any anticipation of it being.