Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Book Recommendation: The Historian

I normally don’t recommend books that I’m currently reading, but I’ll make an exception for Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian, which I’m 150-pages in to. It’s a historical novel about Dracula which, contrary to popular perception, is not a person of mythic lore, but very much real, and still supposedly living among the living. Combining elements of Vlad the Impaler (the real Count Dracula), Eastern European history and life in academe, and all told through the eyes of a young girl, Kostova has rendered an intellectually gripping read.

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