30 January 2012
I have had The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova on my bookshelf for about two years now waiting for my attention. I can't recall how I came to possess this well lauded tome, but there it sits. I had totally forgotten about it, truth be told, until the other day when I ran into a lovely review of it at Bibliophile's Corner. Now I am very anxious to find the time for it.
For some years now I have had a rather perverse interest in Vlad the Impaler. Not the fictional Count Dracula (although I am not opposed to him either) but the real Count Dracula. The one who's name Bram Stoker stole for his infamous novel. I know that Vlad features prominently in this book but I'm not sure whether it is the fictional or somewhat factual Vlad. I guess I'll have to read the book and find out. I'm hoping to get to it soon.