The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

fiction fantasy mystery mysterious slow-paced

642 pages | first published 2005

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For centuries, the story of Dracula has captured the imagination of readers and storytellers alike. Kostova's breathtaking first novel, ten years in the writing, is an accomplished retelling of this ancient tale. "The story that follows is one I n...
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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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