Monday, August 15, 2005BOOKENDS
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
If you have any interest in the intriguing life of Vlad Tepes, aka Dracula, and the region in which he lived and ruled and warred, this is a marvelous book for you. Told in a series of letters, stories, journal entries, and memories, this book follows the progress of three historians (and others) as they trace the life and path of Dracula through the ages. Despite the hefty length of the book, it is a fast and enjoyable read, only turning a bit tedious deep into the 400s.
I really enjoyed this and may consider purchasing a paperback for YA when/if it ever comes out in pb. The history is and cultural information is rich, the suspense is well-written, and even the multiple viewpoints add texture to the tale.
Don't forget films on Thursday -- it's swashbuckling fun with pirates!
~emily - 9:18 AM~
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