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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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really liked it
bookshelves: classics

Anyone who reads vampire novels and loves vampires should read Dracula just so one knows the original. Stoker introduces the vampire Count Dracula to the world. He makes Transylvania an eerie, gothic place where people dream of visiting, yet are afraid of what they might encounter.

In Stoker's novel, Dracula makes a move from Transylvania to England, and he is battled by a group of chivalrous men (and Mina Harker), led by Abraham Van Helsing. Stoker creates images and settings that are both lovely and creepy, depending on the location and the ambiance needed. The language of the novel is true to the late nineteenth century Britain, and the characters are well formed and easily identifiable from each other.

My one complaint is that the characters have a tendency to monologue for pages and pages and pages, and at times, I wanted to say, "Enough already! I get the point Van Helsing!" There were also a few occasions when I felt the story included extraneous entries and happenings. Overall, I would recommend this book to everyone. Some classics should be read by the world.

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Reading Progress

May 22, 2013 – Started Reading
May 22, 2013 – Shelved
May 22, 2013 –
page 150
May 23, 2013 –
page 185
May 24, 2013 –
page 225
May 28, 2013 –
page 350
May 31, 2013 –
page 400
June 3, 2013 –
page 430
June 10, 2013 –
page 455
June 17, 2013 –
page 470
June 18, 2013 – Shelved as: classics
June 18, 2013 – Finished Reading

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