Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bram Stoker - Dracula

Tales of vampires have long haunted folklore and literature, but none has had the same impact as Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. Since the book's publication in the late 19th century, the blood-sucking Count has been seized on as the ultimate vampire, encountered by children of all ages in innumerable books, films, and television shows.

Comment: This book is a classic of the horror literature. It served as a basis to launch many authors in the myths of the vampire legend and it's the most famous book about them.
I was expecting something boring and strict. I was wrong. The fact that everything reaches the reader in a form of diary or letter makes things much more interesting...
Plus, the more entries on the several forms makes the reader see things in a faster way, where things happen in continued sequence. Besides, some of the entries are small, 2, 3 lines each, But what's in there can be as important as any other entries, which makes the reader eager to read more.
Then, there is the whole feeling surrounding the story, the strange things that compell us to keep going even whrn it seems something wrong is going to happen.
Perfect, I think.

I still prefer the romanticised version of vampires in the current romance writers out there, but this one is a classic and should be worshipped as one.

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