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Dracula ~ Bram Stoker


‘Alone with the dead! I dare not go out,
for I can hear the low howl of the wolf
through the open window.

When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client’s castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked; strange puncture marks appear on a young women’s neck; and a lunatic asylum inmate raves about the imminent arrival of his ‘Master’. In the ensuing battle of wits between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries, Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing into questions of identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.

‘One of the most powerful horror tales ever written’ ~ Malcolm Bradbury


First Impression:
My first impression was great. I was pretty biased about reading it since I’d heard only great things about it. At school we put on a school production of Dracula so I already knew the basic storyline. I searched for ages to find it and spent without thinking when I eventually found a copy.

Cover:
The cover of my copy is a fairly new one. (I can’t find a picture of it)
It’s mainly red, white and black and stood out from the other classics on the shelf it was on.

Characters:
I love the characters. The mysteriousness of the Count drew me in the read. I believe that all the characters are described well, painting a clear image in my head. My favourites would definitely have to be Miss Mina Harker, she’s clever beautiful and eventually gets to be a vampire. Van Helsing, I’ve had an obsession with him since the movie (Van Helsing) and Count Dracula, he’s the original vampire, what’s not to like…other then the obvious creepiness.

Writing Style:
I found the writing style to be a little confusing at times but overall it was good. Stoker is a genius; he’s managed to create a new being from his imagination. Back to the writing style, it was good, a little confusing at times, but good all the same.

Plot:
I loved the plot. Even though I knew the story I wasn’t expecting some of it to happen. The detail helps paint the picture well and the plot twists and turns enough times to confuse anyone a little



Likes/Dislikes:
Likes:
It’s an amazing book, the start of something new (well it was when it was written). A complete new genre to scare and entertain the world.

Dislikes:
A little confusing at times

Rating:
Overall I would like to give Dracula by Bram Stoker a rating of **** stars. I love the book but I found it confusing at times.

Thank You for reading this review


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Re: Dracula ~ Bram Stoker
Post on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:27 pm by Evie J
I've always wanted to read this!!! Next time I'm at the store, I'll have to hunt it down! Great review!
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Re: Dracula ~ Bram Stoker
Post on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:30 pm by Rosalie
Thank you
Whenever I told anyone I was reading it they were like O.o
But it's seriously good..the start of a vampire era
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Re: Dracula ~ Bram Stoker
Post on Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:21 pm by Emi Em~~*
I tried very hard to read this but i have a tough time with Old English Literature :]
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Re: Dracula ~ Bram Stoker
Post on Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:01 pm by Rosalie
It took me longer then usual to get through..but when I finished it I really liked it.
I'll probably read it again at some point..but not soon since I have a huge book list at the minute and it took ages
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Re: Dracula ~ Bram Stoker
Post on Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:31 pm by LibielShadow
Great Review!
I LOVE the movie! The original 1930's movie!
"I never drink wine"
That's like one of my favorite quotes of all time and the real Hollywood!
And one of the best!
I'm gonna try and read it now!
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Re: Dracula ~ Bram Stoker
Post on Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:18 pm by Rosalie
I haven't actually seen any of the movies...I want to though

The book's great once you get your head round the Old English Literature =]
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Re: Dracula ~ Bram Stoker
Post on Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:51 pm by xxcrystallxx
I was going to take AP English this year, but I dropped out, but we had this list of books we could read for our, like, free read thingy, and this was on there :3. I started reading it, because my sister has it, but I didn't finish it since I dropped the class and I think I was reading another book at the time :/. Anyway, I'll have to go steal this from my sister and start reading it again XD.

Oh, and sorry this is sooooo uberly late. I was looking at book reviews and I saw this and I was like OH!! I have to read that one XD. Thus, the lateness of my comment XD.
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Re: Dracula ~ Bram Stoker
Post on Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:03 pm by Rosalie
I found the start when Jonathan Harker is at Dracula's castle the best best bit....but the rest is good too lol

No worries about late comments lol
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