Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Book Details
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Paperback, 528 pages
2003, Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0743477367

The vampire novel that started it all, Bram Stoker's Dracula probes deeply into human identity, sanity, and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client. Soon afterward, disturbing incidents unfold in England-an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby, strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck, and a lunatic asylum inmate raves about the imminent arrival of his "Master"-culminating in a battle of wits between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries.

I've seen a lot of Dracula movies. Some were good, most were bad and a few bordered on ridiculous. The book that spawned them all wasn't any of these things, but should be respected for all of the wonderful vampires it has inspired today. Dracula was dry and took a while to get through. Was it worth it? Sure, but only to those who love the vampire genre and want to experience the book that started it all.



  1. I've never Read Dracula but I really want to read it.

  2. It is really slow to start off with. Right when it started getting good, I lost my copy of it :( I vowed to never read it again, but my friend recently let me borrow it so I shall finish it :) glad you enjoyed it!