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Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Novelisation of the movie "Bram Stoker's Dracula" based on the script by James V. Hart, which is in turn based on the original novel by Bram Stoker
Published (first published January 1st 1993)
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I re-watched the movie recently and then re-read the book for the first time in years. Compared to the movie the book is actually quite good, but I still disagree with Coppola's words that this would be the most true version of Bram Stoker's novel. In fact, I can't see where in the novel he has gotten the characters and the interpretations from: the slutty Lucy, the Dracula full of feelings and sympathy and whatnot, the ridiculous vampire sex scenes and other forced and underlined eroticism. Thi ...more
Moira Russell
Oh, so very terrible. I HAD to read it for grad school, in which I was assigned a presentation on Dracula adaptations, which sounds fun, right? But that was the year Coppola's horrible movie came out. I wound up seeing that damn flick three times.
The movie was risible and absurd (not in the good, Monty Python way either.) The novelization is even worse, as to be expected. This being the book of a movie of a book, I guess you can hardly fault the author for not putting much sweat into it -- it reads like the half-witted lust-spawn of a toaster manual and Dracula fanfic. To this day, the name Mina still conjures the word "stupid" in my head (my sincere apologies to all the Minas out there.)

Believe it or not, this book was actually required
Jonathan Davison
This version of Dracula is more of a romantic version of
Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula. It tells of Prince Vlad Dracula who
lost his wife in 1462. 1897 he stalks London in search of his wife
only to reincarnated into Wilhelmina Harker, wife of a solicitor.
The hunters led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing must destroy Vlad
before he creates an army of Nosferatu.
michael glover
the beginning in dracula's castle was frightening to me, like really i was all like let's leave this place. the rest of the book was kinda meh though til the end
Kiersten Friesner
It was okay in my opinion. Its short which is good but i have read better romance and Gothic novels.
Fun, light reading based on visually gorgeous and entertaining Stoker travesty.
Jonathan Davison
The story is follows Prince Vladislaus Draculea from a Wallachian warlord prince to a vampire.
A solicitor goes to meet his client and becomes his prisoner. The Nosferatu goes to Victorian in search of his wife, Princess Elisabeta now reincarnated as Wilhelmina Murray. Vlad's nemesis is
Professor Abraham Van Helsing. The vampire hunter destroy coffins filled with soil of Romania and drive the prince of darkness back to his home land with help of Mina. Vlad is destroyed outside his
castle by the hun
Jason Cooper
Based on the movie, which I haven't seen all the way through. I really enjoyed the book...the historical glimpse into Dracula's beginnings and the storyline of him searching for his true love lost.
Wanted to read the original, but this is the one that we have. Fun read.
Honestly haven't read it. A novel of a movie based on a novel? The movie itself was a departure from the original Stoker novel (despite its title) and Keanu Reeves still has the award for Worst English Accent Ever.
Well... You know, it's pretty much the same than the movie so I don't think it deserves much credit as it is. Though I don't know the back story of writing this book so can't comment much.
Based on the movie, which I have to admit I've never seen. I really enjoyed the book though. It was a glimpse into Dracula's beginnings and his search for his lost true love.
Based on the miistitled but splendidly sumptuous Bram Stokers Dracula (1992), this is fun, brisk reading. No, it does not belong among the worst books of all time. ...more
Amazing scenery and costumes get no descriptions! It is still whole lot of fun. Stoker is pinning in his grave, though.
Theresia monica danis rahayu
human struggle of a 'count dracule'
Jan 21, 2011 Tom is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Slow, but very good. It's a shame that everyone knows the basic idea of what vampires are. The book was written way before everyone knew the stories, and is therefore hard to hold the suspense. The style is excellent though.
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