The Historian

by Elizabeth Kostova | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0316011770 Global Overview for this book
Registered by KarenZero of Maplewood, New Jersey USA on 10/16/2006
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13 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by KarenZero from Maplewood, New Jersey USA on Monday, October 16, 2006
Purchased for $1 at a stoop sale in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY on October 15th, 2006.

Journal Entry 2 by samulli from Weimar, Thüringen Germany on Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The book awaited me yesterday after my return from London.
Thanks a lot for agreeing to the trade, KarenZero!
Although it wanders to my Mt. TBR, together with the 27 books I brought from London, I can't wait to read it again, because I liked it so much the first time I read it. :o)

Journal Entry 3 by wingInto-the-Bluewing from Stade, Niedersachsen Germany on Thursday, April 08, 2010
Received today with 3 other books. Thanks for the great RABCKs!

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April 12th. 2010:
Amazon Editorial Review:
DESCRIPTION: In this riveting debut of breathtaking scope, a young girl discovers her father's darkest secret and embarks on a harrowing journey across Europe to complete the quest he never could -- to find history's most legendary fiend: Dracula. When a motherless American girl living in Europe finds a medieval book and a package of letters, all addressed ominously to "My dear and unfortunate successor..." she begins to unravel a thread that leads back to her father's past, his mentor's career, and an evil hidden in the depths of history. In those few quiet moments, she unwittingly assumes a quest she will discover is her birthright: a hunt that nearly brought her father to ruin and may have claimed the life of his adviser and dear friend, history professor Bartholomew Rossi. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the historical Dracula, have to do with the 20th century? Is it possible that Dracula has lived on in the modern world? And why have a select few historians risked reputation, sanity, and even their lives to learn the answer? So begins an epic journey to unlock the secrets of the strange medieval book, an adventure that will carry our heroine across Europe and into the past -- not only to the times of Vlad's heinous reign, but to the days when her mother was alive and her father was still a vibrant young scholar. In the end, she uncovers the startling fate of Rossi, and comes face to face with the definition of evil-- to find, ultimately, that good may not always triumph.

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When I asked for the book I did not know that this has to do with Dracula. Since I simply cannot read anything to do with vampires I have set this available now though I am sure it is a brilliant book - just not for me....

Released 9 yrs ago (4/12/2010 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Niedersachsen Germany

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Releanna has chosen this book via the " European Pay it forward Book Relay" so it will travel to Vienna now. I hope you will enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 5 by Releanna from Wien Bezirk 23 - Liesing, Wien Austria on Monday, April 19, 2010
thank you very much for sending me this book :)

Journal Entry 6 by Releanna at Wien Bezirk 23 - Liesing, Wien Austria on Tuesday, July 06, 2010
I really enjoyed reading this book. This is a totally different perspective to other Dracula stories. It builds up slowly with historical researches. You get quite a lot of the historical background of Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey in the 15th and 16th century and about Vlad the Impaler. The book weaves between three story-tellers and everything develops slowly, and the tension grows. Kostova did a marvellous job in showing the way the main characters are taken into the spell of Dracula and are drawn gradually into being possessed of the mystery as the story unfolds.

Journal Entry 7 by Releanna at Advent Calendar Exchange, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (11/10/2010 UTC) at Advent Calendar Exchange, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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have fun!

Journal Entry 8 by GronnLivsstil at Bryne, Rogaland fylke Norway on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Recieved it in the mail today together with the advent calendar. Can't wait to start with both.

Journal Entry 9 by GronnLivsstil at Bryne, Rogaland fylke Norway on Thursday, February 17, 2011
Read it in December, but totally forgot to write a JE. I remember that I really enjoyed reading this book.

Journal Entry 10 by GronnLivsstil at Bryne, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, March 11, 2011
Live in the hope that I can make this book into a bookray. Stay tuned in hope of a list of participants.

Journal Entry 11 by GronnLivsstil at Bryne, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, March 11, 2011
Participants so far for the bookray is;

jujuks (Portugal/EU)
hayes13 (Italy/EU pref)
VictoriaWagtail (Sweden/intl)
sedna5213 (Germany/intl)
kally93 (Canada/intl)

Journal Entry 12 by GronnLivsstil at a Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Monday, April 11, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (4/11/2011 UTC) at a Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to the first participant in the ray.

Journal Entry 13 by Jujuks at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Book has arrived safely :)

Journal Entry 14 by Jujuks at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, June 09, 2011
I really enjoyed reading this book. I haven't enjoyed a book like this in a long time. The author's narrative kept me hooked and the whole story is beautifully written. I'll try sending it off tomorrow.

Journal Entry 15 by Jujuks at Roma, Lazio Italy on Thursday, June 09, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (6/9/2011 UTC) at Roma, Lazio Italy

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On its way to Italy!

Journal Entry 16 by wingHayes13wing at Roma, Lazio Italy on Monday, June 13, 2011
Arrived this morning. Thank you!

It is next in line on TBR. Will finish as quickly as I can.

Released 8 yrs ago (7/11/2011 UTC) at -- By post or by hand/ in person, RABCK , bookring/ray, Stockholm Sweden

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I wanted to read this as it is one of my best buddy's favorite books, and I said that I would try it, but I just couldn't make it through (I got about half way along). It's not the book; it's me. I just don't like vampires. I don't want to hold the ring up, so I will send this on to Sweden. I may try to finish it if I find a copy in the future.

Thanks for sharing and letting me try this one out.

Journal Entry 18 by VictoriaWagtail at Bagarmossen, Stockholm Sweden on Monday, July 25, 2011
Thanks Hayes13 for sending me this book :) I've heard very much about this book so it will be interesting to read it

Journal Entry 19 by VictoriaWagtail at Bagarmossen, Stockholm Sweden on Monday, October 24, 2011
Sorry veryone for keeping this book for so long! I will now pm the next person in line to make sure it continiues to travel.

Journal Entry 20 by VictoriaWagtail at Bagarmossen, Stockholm Sweden on Friday, October 28, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (10/28/2011 UTC) at Bagarmossen, Stockholm Sweden

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The book is now travelling again, sorry for the delay everyone

Journal Entry 21 by wingsedna5213wing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Picked up the book from the post office today! Thanks everyone for sharing and Victoria for sending it!
Got two books to finish before, but hope it won't take too long!

Enjoyed the book!

The next reader on list has already read the book, so I'll keep the book for the moment.

The book will continue to travel soon. Here's the list:

1. Elisedal (UK)
2. Ossiefry (Portugal)
3. Icila (France)
4. Martjxox (Italy)

Journal Entry 22 by wingsedna5213wing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (1/3/2012 UTC) at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany

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The book is travelling again!
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 23 by Elisedal at Burry Port, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, January 06, 2012
Book arrived today and I can't wait to get started. Thank you so much for passing it on to me. x

Journal Entry 24 by Elisedal at Burry Port, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, February 24, 2012
I think the story of this book is a good one but is so drawn out and slow starting that it has taken me much longer to read than I anticipated. I think that the book could be shorter and more concise and be just as good; I really didn't feel like anything was happening until about half way through the book, which in this case is about 300 pages in. I liked it but it could've been better.

Journal Entry 25 by Elisedal at Aljezur, Faro Portugal on Friday, February 24, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (2/24/2012 UTC) at Aljezur, Faro Portugal

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Will be posted to Ossiefry this morning

Journal Entry 26 by Ossiefry at Aljezur, Faro Portugal on Monday, March 05, 2012
Arrived safly thanks!

Journal Entry 27 by Ossiefry at Aljezur, Faro Portugal on Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sorry to have kept the book for so long, but I realy wanted to read it. Unfortunatly I didn't get very far, it's one of those books that I just couldn't get in to. :(
Sending a pm to the next reader.

Journal Entry 28 by Ossiefry at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, May 04, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (5/4/2012 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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On it's way to France!

Journal Entry 29 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Friday, May 11, 2012
I received it safe this morning. Thanks Ossiefry.
I have some bookrings TBR and few time this month.
If you think that I keep it too long, don't hesitate to tell me.

Journal Entry 30 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Friday, August 31, 2012
A little JE to let you know I'm currently reading it. Sorry for the delay but I prefered not to take this fragile book with me when travelling.

Journal Entry 31 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Thursday, September 06, 2012
Though I don't like fantasy I really liked this story. Well written with a delectable suspens.
As I travelled in many of the countries I enjoyed the memories. I'm looking forward to visiting Bulgaria some day.

Pming Martjxox

Journal Entry 32 by wingIcilawing at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire France on Monday, September 10, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (9/10/2012 UTC) at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire France

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On its way to Italy.

Journal Entry 33 by Martjxox at Perugia, Umbria Italy on Monday, September 17, 2012
Just gotten today in the mail. Will start is as soon as I am finished with the title I am currently reading. I just can't wait to start this one though! :)

Journal Entry 34 by Martjxox at Perugia, Umbria Italy on Thursday, October 25, 2012
I think I should set this one free again?! I see there's none after me...

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