by Elizabeth Kostova
Although fiction, this book has an authenticity that makes it read as truth. When we pick up a book or watch a movie, it is that “suspended disbelief” that allows us to fully engage in the adventure and the characters. Before I begin my review I want to let you know that I don’t read vampire books, zombie books or anything resembling science fiction or fantasy. I mention this to let you know that this book is none of those things.
This is the story of a young girl who discovers old letters in her father’s library along with a strange, blank, book with a single image across the two center pages. The image is a woodcut of a dragon with spread wings and outstretched, savage, claws holding a banner with a single word: DRAKULA.
She takes the letters to … Read more
I love “favorite” lists, don’t you? It’s always fun to see other people’s loves and hates. When I’m at a loss for what to read I’ll go online to search for “favorite books” lists. I’m going to give you my favorite Top Ten books. I’ll write reviews for them in the weeks to come.
Top Ten Favorite Books
In no particular order
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Trick of the Eye by Jane Stanton Hitchcock
What’s Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Leonardo’s Swans: A Novel by Karen Essex
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
The Swan Thieves: A Novel by Elizabeth Kostova
Okay, I can’t count.
Until next time,
Susan L Stewart