Friday, July 9, 2010

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

This is the tale of three people who, separately, but also because of the other two, each take up a search to prove the belief that Vlad Tepes still lives. The three story lines in the book run from 1930 to 1972, but it feels like a march through Eastern European history and the Ottoman Empire. It gets very dense at times and very slow to read. It is a long novel, and it could have easily been 100-150 pages shorter and not lost anything pertinent to the story.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3611.O74927 H57 2005
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Lisa Champ, Gift Recorder, University Advancement
Rating: Recommended

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