The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova Switching to this book, while I wait for Waterstones to get me, hopefully, a copy of Amos Oz'z book Tale of Love and Darkness, which fell apart when I had only read 158 pages. The Vintage paperback edition was bady produced - a totally crappy binding! I will now try a Harvest Books edition of Amos Oz's book. Please, cross your fingers for me - let the Historian not fall apart and the new edition of Tale of Love and Darkness hold!

I have been considering this book for a long time. I am not at all interested in Dracula, but the travels around eastern Europe intrigue me. Furthermore I checked the text and liked it. I have even added it to my "must" shelf. I hope I am not disappointed. I wish I could find a Kirkus review.