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Friday, February 21, 2014

Too long to bother - should have given up..

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian

By: Elizabeth Kostova

Genre: Adult fiction

Pages: 752

Published: 2003

Read: February

2 out of 5

One of these days I will learn that if a book has more than 400 pages I should NOT read it. For me, it always seems those books have about 100 pages of “filler” that don’t add any significance to the story. I also have never been one to skip pages of a novel – I either muddle through or give up. However, I was too invested and around page 600 (the manuscripts) I skipped over 26 pages. Honestly, I don’t feel I lost anything either.   Every event unraveled too neatly, every mystery solved too conveniently, unsolved problems – then just give the character amnesia! Then again, if Kostova didn’t write the book in that manner can you imagine how long it would be!! From reviews I have seen, this is definitely a “you love it” or “you hate it” book – I recommend only to fans of Dracula or history buffs.

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