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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Jul 25, 10

bookshelves: high-school-fiction, fantasy

The original, and as far as I can tell, the ultimate vampire novel. I was expecting dense, slow language like Dickens, but what a pleasant surprise to find that Stoker's story is action-packed from beginning to end! This must have been truly fun and scary to read as the first introduction to vampirism, because most people didn't know anything about the legends -- turning into a bat, garlic being a deterrent, can't pass over water or be awake during the day, etc. The story is told in diary form by several narrators, so the pace moves quickly. I happened to listen to this one, and I highly recommend the audio performance as the reader did a fabulous job with all the different accents. Beautiful language and delightfully creepy.
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