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Dracula's Guest and Other Victorian Vampire Stories by Michael Sims
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Nov 29, 10

bookshelves: own, creepy, short-stories

What a refreshing vampire book! I am so sick of all the vampire chick lit out there that I almost didn’t read it. However I was intrigued and did in fact read it very fast. Dracula’s Guest is a compilation of short stories that document the evolution of vampire literature beginning in the 1700's, and ending with a short story by Bram Stoker. Mr. Stoker is thought to be the father of vampires in literature, but people were writing about them long before his lifetime. I enjoyed reading the short stories that were not stories at all but folk lore and legends from the past. How superstitions and fear of the unknown used to way down progress. Each story was different and entertaining. Also I enjoyed reading Michael Sims introductions, histories and short biographies of each author. This book is a must read for all who love vampire stories and good old fashioned horror!
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