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The Dracula Dossier by James Reese
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Dec 19, 2013

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bookshelves: crime-fiction, specfic, epistolary, wake-co-library, postal-reading-challenge, dracula

Meh. I enjoyed the characterization in this book. While the plot cleverly interweaves into actual history, it's quite predictable. it's worth reading for the glimpses into the lives of literary lights of the day, but the story isn't particularly compelling.

It's almost cheating to count this for the Postal Reading Challenge. It's told from Stoker's perspective, under the conceit of being a record of a kind with the novel Dracula. While Dracula felt like a scrapbook of various accounts and journals, this is really one long narrative with letters, notes, and articles tacked in here and there. I had hoped for more.

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Reading Progress

December 19, 2013 – Shelved
December 19, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
December 19, 2013 – Shelved as: wake-co-library
December 19, 2013 – Shelved as: specfic
December 19, 2013 – Shelved as: epistolary
December 19, 2013 – Shelved as: crime-fiction
December 25, 2013 – Shelved as: postal-reading-challenge
January 1, 2014 – Started Reading
January 1, 2014 –
page 24
6.52% "First book for the 2014 Postal Reading Challenge :)"
January 3, 2014 –
page 49
13.32% "Uh oh - that was a suspiciously convenient bit of exposition there. I'll read more before deciding if it was contrived or if it really is a natural part of the narrative. \n \n The writing and characterization is excellent thus far, which forgives a certain amount of contrivance :)"
February 2, 2014 – Finished Reading
July 6, 2014 – Shelved as: dracula

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