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The narrative travels between Amsterdam, America, Oxford, France, Istanbul, Bulgaria and Romania so there are pleny of colourful scenery changes as the plot unfolds. Kostoa really enjoying the story.
View all 14 comments. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Stop the mind games, Dracula! What bothered me most? Showing of 1 reviews.
The letters laa all addressed to “My dear and unfortunate successor,” and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of, a labyrinth where the secrets of her father’s past and her mother’s mysterious f To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history The Elizabet 1 5 Nov 01, Or perhaps he wasn’t!
Fiona For heavens sake, this isn’t really historical fiction! This was just too much history and geography and not enough action for me. Between andyou will be able to identify purple prose when you see it. View all 26 comments. I don’t want to read a vampire story and have to sit through a hundred “mountainous countryside” descriptions. I really love history and the whole Dracula lore.
I hate not finishing a book but I just can’t waste one more minute reading something akin to watching paint dry. Again, perfect balance equals perfect rhythm. It has fairly leapt to the top shelf, where it’s nestled down deep with my all time favourites. Sin embargo es de mis favoritos de este y lo recomiendo a todos. Not even with a character saying, “we were totally wrong about that map. Dracul is the Romanian word for the dragon.
And I sighed elisabeth deepest sigh yet, as another tiny particle of my soul curled up, died and flaked off and floated away into the ether. Published June 1st by Little, Brown and Company.
Dracula’s motive is implausible and unconvincing, but I feel that it holds a symbolic meaning in Kostova’s conception of the novel, and therefore, even though plot-wise it’s nothing short of embarrassing, I can turn a blind eye on it.
He is the equivalent of a grown-up high school bully.
It’s a beautifully and cleverly written work of …more For heavens sake, this isn’t really historical fiction! I tend to make these decisions do I like or not like a book? The title is misleading some of you out there.
View all 41 comments. January 3, Dear Khanh ofI am your older, wiser self. Recommended to Meredith by: Bartholomew RossiHelen RossiDracula. The only remnants of his power are the few close hangers on, the few douchebags foolish enough to cling onto the remains of a long-diminished power. His steps are dogged by bureaucrats, as well as the undead, making this a long and complicated search not only for Rossi but for Dracula as well.
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At page into the book, it was still plodding along unmercifully. I had to keep rereading sentences to separate narration from dialogue.
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Paul xxxx is drawn into a world where history and myth walk hand in hand. You will be able to recognize a deus ex fucking machina when you see it. And clearly, you did not see the tremendous, horrifying, abominable that’s a hyperbole overuse of deus ex fucking machina upon your first perusal of this book.