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Skipping past Writober and Nanoblomo . . ? Shit, I dunno. I'm as bored as you are.

 

Friday, June 23, 2006

Kamikaze Lunchbreak Book Review: The Historian

So, I just finished reading Elizabeth Kostova’s 600-some-odd-page tome, The Historian. Interesting story: This woman won an award for best novel-in-progress and then got a $2 million advance (after a bidding war) for her completed book.

The book itself is an interesting vampire tale. It had a very Da Vinci Code feel for me, but the writing is much better, pace a bit slower, characters easier to sympathize with, violence more there (not quite as much as Anne Rice, though), and actual touching. It’s a little hard to follow at times because it’s jumping around between at least three distinct time periods (really, more like five).

Here’s a somewhat-brutal (but well-argued) review.

shaken and poured by Scott-san on 06/23 at 01:09 PM
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There's no "I" in threesome.

Viewing

I can't remember whether I've seen anything new since my birthday. Oh, right, that one.

Reading

I was hoping for a little more detail in the accounts of mauling-by-zombie. But the anecdotes were disturbing, nonetheless..

Drinking

I don't have a solid grasp on which exact cheap beers I had at the ATL watering holes.