This is, of course, the greatest vampire book ever written. Bram Stoker is a true genius and the idea behind this book is utterly brilliant. I have never been so enthralled by a book and have never been so engaged with a plot. The intricate detailing and the passion behind the words make it such a great read. Even though it's really long, the plot runs smoothly and quickly and you are so engaged with it, you don't even realize how long you've been reading. Stoker presents the vampire in the true image that it should be shown in and is able to give the right amount of gory detail to bring out the true monster in the creature.