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I picked up a book at the airport a few years ago about Dracula. I can only remember that the main character was a lady who tracked Dracula through history. Her father might have been a historian. If I remember it right, her purpose was to prove that Dracula was a real person and somehow she ends up at a monastery in France where she finds her missing father...I think at the end of the book, she actually find Dracula and meets him???

 

I'm not really into vampire/Dracula stuff but this book was an intersting read and the book wasn't that old. Anyone have any ideas???

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I picked up a book at the airport a few years ago about Dracula. I can only remember that the main character was a lady who tracked Dracula through history. Her father might have been a was a historian. If I remember it right, her purpose was to prove that Dracula was a real person and somehow she ends up at a monastery in France where she finds her missing father...I think at the end of the book, she actually find Dracula and meets him???

 

I'm not really into vampire/Dracula stuff but this book was an intersting read and the books wasn't that old. Anyone have any ideas???

THE HISTORIAN by Elizabeth Kostova?

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I think you're referring to The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I read it while on vacation in Austria. We visited an old castle that had an original painting of Vlad the Impaler. Very, very creepy :D I loved the book.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Historian-Elizabeth-Kostova/dp/0316070637/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1284259218&sr=8-1

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Gah. The Historian, the only book I've ever read that manages to take a vampire story and suck every drop of passion, excitement, and fear out of it.

 

That's funny--I really enjoyed it! Passion, maybe. It definitely didn't have the same sexual undertones as other Dracula stories. I thought it had plenty of excitement and fear. But then, I'm not exactly a connoisseur of vampire literature! I loved the history the author wove into the story.

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That's funny--I really enjoyed it! Passion, maybe. It definitely didn't have the same sexual undertones as other Dracula stories. I thought it had plenty of excitement and fear. But then, I'm not exactly a connoisseur of vampire literature! I loved the history the author wove into the story.

 

:iagree: I remember reading my first and only Anne Rice book, Interview with a Vampire (?) and thought it was one of the worst books I've ever read. :D I'll have to check out her other book as well.

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:iagree: I remember reading my first and only Anne Rice book, Interview with a Vampire (?) and thought it was one of the worst books I've ever read. :D I'll have to check out her other book as well.

 

I felt the same, but my best friend talked me into reading The Vampire Lestat. I have to admit, it was MUCH better. Her books vary depending upon the vampire telling the story. Some are better than others.

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I really enjoyed The Historian & found it fascinating. (I tried her second book, The Swan Thieves, but couldn't really get into it.)

 

I love historical fiction & I see The Historian as being more in that genre than in a thriller/Dracula genre. Just know that if you're looking for a creepy Dracula type book, this isn't it (imo).

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