Dracula: The Undead
Dracula The Un-Dead is a bone-chilling sequel based on Bram Stoker's own handwritten notes for characters and plot threads excised from the original edition. Dracula The Un-Dead begins in 1912, twenty-five years after Dracula "crumbled into dust." Van Helsing's protégé, Dr. Jack Seward, is now a disgraced morphine addict obsessed with stamping out evil across Europe. Meanw...more
Against my better judgement and despite my ingrained wariness of “sequels” to classic novels, I ill-advisedly started Dracula The Undead in the optimistic hope that the author’s relationship to Bram Stoker might have inspired him to actually write something more or less worthy, as opposed to just exploiting his illustrious family connection for some quick cash.
Guess how that turned out.
This acorn has fallen so far from the tree that it can’t even see the f...more
First of all it can not be a sequal to the Classic novel if you rewrite the events of the Classic novel. They don't even follow the format established in "Dr...more
i feel like reading a crossover fan fiction by an amateur author who got a bit confused whether to make his own story or use his great grand uncle's famous character to sell the book.
you see, there's count dracula and there's countess Elizabeth bathory. both are generally known as blood drinker and sadist. but after reading the book title: dracula the un-dead, i do believe we all assume that this story is about count dracula, not bathory. hey, guess what? the book consist 90%...more
I am going to first say that I am glad that I did not buy this book, instead I found it while I was looking through the shelves at the library for a good read. With eagerness I snat...more
Suffise to stay: give this book a miss. You won't be sorry. Everything you liked in Dracula will be missing from these pages. Just the opposite. Where Bram Stoker used words to mount tension, adventure and mystery, Dacre Stoker fills his pages with whiney, pale characters and lots of violence. And blood.
OMG the melodrama! Really, I don't see a high rating for this...more
The action was frenetic - there are a few good 'race to get somewhere scenes' - but the characters' inner monologues were laughably bad. Quincey Morris (son of Jonathan and Mina Harker)...more
Having just read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, I was eager to learn what had become of the beloved characters. To be completely honest I was disappointed by the hum drum ‘they all lived happily ever after’ ending of the origina...more
I think I would like it if it was a movie and all the names were changed. Because that's what it read like: a movie. I could see each scene in my mind, the dramatic moments, the cinematic special effects... But to me, that wasn't what the original Dracula was about to me.
The characters, the original Band of Heroes, have fallen onto hard times. This is completely under...more
As a stand alone story (that has obvious nicked a lot of the characters from...more
If you don't know anything about the original "Dracula." a short summary of what happened in that book is giv...more
Now, more than 100 years later, Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of the famed Irish novelist, and Ian Holt, have written a sequel, "Dracula: The Un-Dead."
The sequel begins in 1912, 24 years later, and it revisits original characters Mina and Jonathan Harker, Dr. Jack Seward, Arthur Holmwood and famed vampi...more
I wanted to like it, despite expecting I would also be slightly disappointed. I wanted to like it, and I tried hard to like it... and then I just tried hard to finish it.
It was tough.
First of all, this book was dra...more
This book is a slap in the face to Bram Stoker and literature. The authors jumped on the bandwagon of Vampire mania by publishing amidst the frenzy of vampire novels. It is as if the two of them sat down, wa...more
Dacre, who now calls Aiken, South Carolina home, was a member of the Canadian Men's Modern Pentathlon Team, Senior World Championships in 1979 and coach of the C...more