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reviewed The Historian. April 06, 2011
The Historian
So, in order:      1.  Is it just me, or has there just been a glut of novels in the last decade or so based on the fiction of new-found materials about some older fictional topic:  …
reviewed The Historian. December 02, 2010
The Historian
Ever since Bram Stoker published "Dracula" in 1897 the vampire genre has had a healthy and uninterrupted ascension amongst the works of literature. "The Historian" is one of the latest …
reviewed The Historian. November 29, 2010
The Historian
Ever since Bram Stoker published "Dracula" in 1897 the vampire genre has had a healthy and uninterrupted ascension amongst the works of literature. "The Historian" is one of the latest more successful …
posted a Quick Tip about Count Dracula. August 12, 2010
Count Dracula
the classic father of them all! all of the dracula movies are entertaining and hes always so handsome i can't help but bare my neck to him.
reviewed Count Dracula. July 16, 2010
Count Dracula
Thanks to the Twilight Saga and True Blood new interest has been sparked in this old literary and film character. Vampires are hot but this original vampire was not. Based on a Eastern European tyrant …
posted a Quick Tip about The Historian. July 01, 2010
The Historian
One of the better vampire attempts of recent years. It needs more attention.
reviewed The Historian. July 01, 2010
The Historian
There are lots of good things to say about Elizabeth Kostova's "The Historian"! It's moving, suspenseful, creepy, deeply atmospheric, haunting and informative at the same time about …
posted a Quick Tip about Count Dracula. July 01, 2010
Count Dracula
Bela Lugosi. I would let him bite me any day. He is what I think of when I hear Dracula...right after the book that is. His performance is unmatched. I love him.
posted a Quick Tip about The Historian. June 30, 2010
The Historian
an intresting twist on the origional vampire myth about count dracula. kind of long but very action packed with a writing style similar to dan brown of the di vinchi code.
posted a Quick Tip about The Historian. June 28, 2010
The Historian
Amazing vampire story.
posted a Quick Tip about The Historian. June 26, 2010
The Historian
This novel inspired my visit to Eastern Europe. I have wanted to visit Hungry since I was a small child, but never as much as I do now and I can't wait to visit all of Eastern Europe. I made a Romanian …
reviewed The Historian. June 24, 2010
The Historian
Elizabeth Kostova's "The Historian" a book about the search for Dracula has got to be one of the most arduous books I have read in a very long time. In fact it's been almost 7 years …
posted a Quick Tip about The Historian. June 23, 2010
The Historian
An enthralling tale but the plot is a little dragged out and the book can seem quite lengthy at times.
reviewed The Historian. June 23, 2010
The Historian
Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian was published in 2005, the same year as the first novel in the Twilight series. Like Twilight, The Historian deals with vampires and the folklore surrounding them. …
reviewed The Historian. June 14, 2010
The Historian
   Kostova's The Historian has become one of my favorite books - in my opinion, it's actually a far better novel than Stoker's Dracula, to which it is an homage. Kostova's writing …
posted a Quick Tip about Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His Li.... May 25, 2010
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One of the best historical biographies on Vlad Dracula. It's a little uneven in terms of scholarly info, but Florescu's insight is superb.
reviewed The Historian. March 21, 2010
The Historian
A woman tells about when she was sixteen and her life was changed by Dracula. Yes, Dracula, the Bela Lugosi guy in the cape, the star of Bram Stoker's novel, the dreaded Vlad the Impaler. The girl was …
posted a Quick Tip about Vampire Mythology. November 24, 2009
The Burney Relief, believed to be the demon Lilitu
If you're a morbid personality obsessed with mythology as I am, then vampires are the greatest mythical monster ever. See my full review...
reviewed Vampire Mythology. November 18, 2009
The Burney Relief, believed to be the demon Lilitu
   When my friend Count Orlok posted a write up on vampire lore and included a chapter on the Filipino myth of vampire lore, I knew I’ll have to expand a little bit on the myths of the …
reviewed Count Dracula. October 26, 2009
Count Dracula
Introduction   How did one of the most violent tyrants in history help to inspire the most legendary of fictional villains? Well, to answer that question, one must examine not only Bram Stoker's Gothic …
reviewed Vampire Mythology. October 23, 2009
The Burney Relief, believed to be the demon Lilitu
WARNING: This is a review of vampire myths from around the world, and it contains what some may find to be controversial and disturbing content having to do with occult subject matter, violence, sexuality, …
reviewed The Historian. July 10, 2006
The Historian
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova was about as interesting as a book by a doctoral candidate describing how s/he researched and wrote his/her dissertation. Normally I would have quit after 100 pages, …
reviewed The Historian. February 08, 2006
The Historian
When a young girl in Amsterdam stumbles upon the mysterious notes of her diplomat father and dares to read, so begins a tale so mysterious and compelling that it cannot possibly be true....or can it? …
reviewed The Historian. January 16, 2006
The Historian
Pros: Looks good on a bookshelf      Cons: Stiff language. Boring. Childish. Silly.      The Bottom Line: One of the most boring and silly and pointless books I've …
reviewed The Historian. October 16, 2005
The Historian
Oooooooohhhhhh ... I love modern-day vampire stories! Scary!    This is a great book, not only because it's a pageturner, but because the author is so good at her job she makes it …
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