The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

fiction fantasy mystery mysterious slow-paced

676 pages | first published 2005

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The record-breaking phenomenon from Elizabeth Kostova is a celebrated masterpiece that "refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle). Breathtakingly suspenseful and beautif...
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Summary of 8151 reviews

Moods

mysterious 86%
dark 75%
adventurous 70%
tense 30%
informative 27%
emotional 17%
reflective 17%
challenging 15%
sad 10%
inspiring 3%
hopeful 2%

Pace

slow 70%
medium 26%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 53% | A mix: 37% | Character: 6% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

No: 45% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 47% | Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 59% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.66

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