Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova has taken the vampire legend and created what I found to be a compelling historical novel--emphasis on historical. Readers who are looking for a horror story of vampires may get bogged down in the historical details. A fan of history, however, will appreciate Kostova's detail and coverage of history of the Ottomans and Byzantines. Yes, it's a hefty read but very satisfying. The book on audio (unabridged, of course) is narrated by Justine Eyre and Paul Michael. The accents they used were effective but not overdone--no I VANT to bite you in the neck. I recommend this one.


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