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There's much of note and intrigue buried amidst the manifold entries that make up this journal—half notes for (often unfinished) works, half daily musings—but so little of it is allowed to shine through when presented in quite so moronic a manner. Apologies to the editors, respectively a distant relative of Stoker driven by earnest curiosity and a noted scholar who recently published his Dracula notes, but their work here is terrible, nonsensically shuffling the entries according to theme and th ...more
This book is a great read for Bram Stoker fans; I would recommend if you've read DRACULA years ago, you may want to read it again before this one. I did, and it made the entries and chapters related to DRACULA so much more meaningful. This journal covers 11 years in Bram's life (before he wrote DRACULA, though the idea for the novel was with him). The book is comprised of nine chapters, each of which is followed by a transcription of the journal. There are also actual facsimiles of the ...more
Very interesting, especially if you want to know more about the writer and person Bram Stoker and about his life apart from Dracula. In his journal he writes a lot of witty stories about irish people of his time, althoug for me (my mother-language is german)the old irish-english words sometimes were quite difficult to guess, and certainly not to be found in any dictionaire. But I have enjoyed this book!