Wednesday, June 29, 2005


If you like the myth of the undead and its grizzly trappings you'll love The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. If you never want to read or watch anything ever again that smacks of vampiricism and dracularity, my advice is the same. The Historian follow a bright and sensitive historian(see title) all over Europe researching the myth of Dracula which her father had done before he became a career diplomat. The writing comes alive from the first page. The author is in control for the length of this lengthy novel and even though you have ideas about how things will turn out, she throws enough curve balls the reader's way to keep the reading experience alive and thrilling to the end. I know two people who read it twice in a week. Makes Anne Rice look like a tramp and Bram Stoker a stick in the mud. Read it.

Mister Nouse


At October 10, 2005 at 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eagerly and with much regret, I have just finished reading THE HISTORIAN. I agree with all that you said, however I have not read Anne Rice's novels. After reading THE HISTORIAN, would you recommend take a peek at her novels or after Kostova, is it pointless?


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