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The Historian

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The Historian By Elizabeth Kostova, book reviewThe Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is a vampire novel, but not in the same way as all the other vampire novels we see these days. The Historian is about several people who have researched and followed the myth of Vlad Dracul, otherwise known as Dracula, throughout the twentieth century.

The overriding narrator is the teenage girl, who remains nameless. She is a very clever girl, well versed in history and languages. She lives with her American father, Paul, in Amsterdam; her mother is no longer with them. Much of the story is told by her father as he tells it to her, and there are also portions from an old university colleague of his, Professor Rossi

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Mysterious Obsessions

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The Swan Thieves By Elizabeth KostovaPages and pages of text and reels of celluloid have been devoted to the subject of obsession. Without it a great deal of art would not been made, or poems written – think of Shakespeare’s Dark Lady and the various other femme fatales of fiction. The Swan Thieves is the story of a man with an obsession that seems to have driven him to the edge. Robert Oliver a talented painter has attacked a painting. That is where the Swan Thieves begins – unless you count a prologue in the snow – and the rest of the plot unravels from there.


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