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Elizabeth Kostova

Autor(a) de The Historian

8+ Works 25,861 Membros 1,023 Reviews 55 Favorited

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Séries

Obras de Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian (2005) 21,511 cópias
The Swan Thieves (2010) 3,324 cópias
The Shadow Land (2017) 946 cópias
The Historian, Part 1/2 (2005) 40 cópias
The Historian, Part 2/2 (2006) 35 cópias
V zemi stínů (2018) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Look Homeward, Angel (1929) — Introdução, algumas edições3,555 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contribuinte — 167 cópias

Etiquetado

2010 (65) adventure (76) American (82) art (184) audiobook (90) Bulgaria (149) Dracula (855) Eastern Europe (214) Europe (178) fantasy (427) fiction (2,805) France (114) gothic (200) hardcover (86) historical (292) historical fiction (1,144) history (385) horror (726) Hungary (62) Istanbul (82) library (69) literature (91) mental illness (67) mystery (633) novel (305) obsession (66) own (155) read (285) romance (77) Romania (179) supernatural (120) suspense (153) thriller (235) to-read (1,121) travel (85) Turkey (93) unread (152) vampire (387) vampires (1,416) Vlad the Impaler (222)

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The Historian em Someone explain it to me... (Novembro 2022)
November Fantasy Thread - NO SPOILERS - The Historian em The Green Dragon (Novembro 2012)
November Fantasy Thread - SPOILERS - The Historian em The Green Dragon (Novembro 2012)
Swan Thieves em Girlybooks (Outubro 2012)
The Historian em Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night (Maio 2008)

Resenhas

I disliked this book. The plot may have been OK, but the writing just went on and on and I didn't have the patience or interest to follow it any longer. Two hundred pages was more than enough. I am no longer reading it, but there seems to be no way to get rid of that tag.
 
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dvoratreis | outras 196 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
I must confess to a strong subjective bias with this book. It is the most recent of the books my husband and I have read to one another, so my love of our bonding and tradition may have transferred onto the story.

Regardless, its lovely prose contributed to an atmosphere which was dark and mysterious in an elegant old-fashioned way. The meticulously researched history and rich description gave it a sense of reality despite it existing in the vampire genre. One could almost believe.

The love story I could have lived without, but it was tolerable and only caused eye-rolling two or three times… (mais)
 
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Zoes_Human | outras 758 resenhas | May 14, 2024 |
A long and complicated tale, told through multiple viewpoints, of Drakula's pursuit of certain humans and their search for his tomb. I did not find the ending very satisfactory--reminded of P. J. O'Rourke's description of something as a "long run for a short slide." After enduring pages of pursuit through archives, libraries and remote monasteries I feel that the reader deserved some reward in the way of an exciting, climatic ending. Was the ambiguous ending intended to set us up for a sequel?
 
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ritaer | outras 758 resenhas | Apr 19, 2024 |
This book had a nice air of mystery and I enjoyed the dual story lines. It made me want to wander in art galleries and linger over coffee and croissants.
 
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ivylathan | outras 196 resenhas | Mar 7, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
8
Also by
2
Membros
25,861
Popularidade
#806
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
1,023
ISBNs
168
Idiomas
26
Favorito
55

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