OK, so I just finished reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, and let me just say: BOO! First of all, it took me approximately 500 years to get through it because rather than actually reading it, I had checked out the book-on-CD version from the library, and it came with 22 discs. 22! So, to begin with, it was insanely long. Secondly, it was a GIANT snoozefest. You would think, in a book about Dracula chasing people through Europe that some exciting things might happen. WRONG! In fact, even though all of these academics are on the hunt for the fanged fiend, they look for him the only way they know how—in the library! Seriously, their sole means of seeking him out is in reading books to look for “clues” as to his whereabouts (including Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which for some reason they consider an actual source). And, unluckily for the reader, Kostova includes these documents verbatim in the text of the novel.