Dracula

Dracula

Book - 1999
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The mysterious Transylvanian Count Dracula wreaks havoc on young businessman Jonathan Harker, his fiance Mina, and several others, and when he is revealed to be a vampire, he must be destroyed at all costs.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scholastic, c1999.
ISBN: 9780439154116
0439154111
Characteristics: xiii, 502 pages ;,18 cm.

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JCLFlanneryC Mar 01, 2021

Wow, I recommend Dracula to everyone, even people who are familiar or overfamiliar with the story. Lots of vital Dracula info that gets omitted from the film versions, like Dracula's many "modes" ("bat mode" "fog mode" "lizard mode"), the three Weird Sisters, and Dracula's endearing valediction ("Your friend, Dracula.") The first half of this book is definitely thrilling, the second half falters (for lack of Dracula.) Spooky, fun, and funny: a perfect book.

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becker
Dec 07, 2020

The premise is great but the execution has plenty of dry patches.

remingtonsteed Nov 25, 2020

This edition has a lot of grammatical errors, like repeated words. But I'm deeply intrigued by the story.

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AnushaU
Sep 03, 2020

A novel set in the late 1800s, Dracula by Bram Stoker is what I like to consider is the push that set us into motion for our never ending fascination surrounding vampires. The countless movies based upon this idea such as Twilight, Hotel Transylvania, and The Moth Diaries have been such a hit among a society that finds entertainment in exploring the unknown. A thriller full of suspense and mystery, Dracula narrates the story of Lucy, of a victim of the vampire her journey, and the hunt for the monster who goes by the name of Count Dracula.
This book was my first introduction to the world of horror and the supernatural. My favorite part of it would be the writing style employed by Bram Stoker. Dracula is written in an epistolary style, meaning to say that it is narrated in first person through journal entries, letters, and any other written works by the characters. It is a great read for anyone trying to explore new styles of writing or the horror genre. Just a small piece of friendly advice: try to avoid reading this novel at night.

Age Rating: 14+
Star Rating: 5/5
- Anusha

ArapahoePatrick Jul 24, 2020

One of the classic vampire novels! A fun read that set much of the lore around vampires.

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avocadotree
Dec 19, 2019

Good . Remember to brush up on the The Bible and Shakespeare as they are referenced often which is normal for books of this era.

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Bubba_Louie
Oct 25, 2019

This is the very book (first published way back in 1897) that started the whole vampire craze that still endures to this very day (more than 120 years later).

Yes. The graphic details of the horror narrated in this work of fiction (written by Bram Stoker) are pretty tame by today's over-the-top standards - But, all the same, this particular vampire story (which is actually quite well-written) certainly does possess an eerie edge to it that is uniquely its own.

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NeoNoir
Oct 19, 2019

"Dracula" is (in a sense) the original vampire novel. It was written way back in 1897 by Irish novelist, Bram Stoker (who was 50 years old at the time). This work of fiction not only introduced the character of Count Dracula, but, it also firmly established many conventions pertaining to the vampire-folklore fantasy, as well.

This novel tells the detailed story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England in order to find new blood and spread the undead curse. He is, of course, met with fierce opposition by a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.

I think it's interesting to note that this novel was not at all popular when first published. It wasn't until the 1922 movie adaptation of the story that this work of horror-fiction gained positive and widespread recognition.

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carolwu96
Jun 15, 2019

For a so-called vampire lover who grew up with #Twilight and #TheVampireDiaries (oops), I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that I had never read Dracula. So when I found an audiobook on podcast while traveling earlier this year, I listened to it.
I think most people know the basic plot, which is the protagonist discovered that a vampire was trying to feed on him, so he escaped, but afterwards the the vampire started to hunt others in his life 🤷🏻‍♀️
Stoker’s structure is interesting in that he uses multiple first-person point of views instead of focusing on one person. He also uses repetition in his plot so that there’s that feeling of eternal cycles and despair. Thus although I already knew the ending, it was still a pleasure to listen to. *picture not by me, it’s a cover I found online .
For more reviews, follow me on Instagram @ RandomStuffIRead

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blue_dog_17792
Jun 01, 2019

Good book. So scary.

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AnushaU
Sep 02, 2020

A novel set in the late 1800s, Dracula by Bram Stoker is what I like to consider is the push that set us into motion for our never ending fascination surrounding vampires. The countless movies based upon this idea such as Twilight, Hotel Transylvania, and The Moth Diaries have been such a hit among a society that finds entertainment in exploring the unknown. A thriller full of suspense and mystery, Dracula narrates the story of Lucy, of a victim of the vampire her journey, and the hunt for the monster who goes by the name of Count Dracula.
This book was my first introduction to the world of horror and the supernatural. My favorite part of it would be the writing style employed by Bram Stoker. Dracula is written in an epistolary style, meaning to say that it is narrated in first person through journal entries, letters, and any other written works by the characters. It is a great read for anyone trying to explore new styles of writing or the horror genre. Just a small piece of friendly advice: try to avoid reading this novel at night.

Age Rating: 14+
Star Rating: 5/5
- Anusha

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Star_14
Aug 11, 2020

Good news! Jonathon Harker has a new client! He is a wealthy old man who lives in Eastern Europe (Transylvania, Romania to be exact), and goes by the name of Count Dracula. He comes from a long line of seemingly impressive figures, and is looking to branch out. And good news, he's moving to England! Dracula has hired Jonathon to help him with the logistics of moving. He's looking at a beautiful property, would like to familiarize himself with some of the common English customs, and terrorize an entire country to prolong his cursed existence and satiate his unquenchable thirst for human blood and effectively the life force of an entire population. And he's doing it right under everyone's noses...

With the help of his wife and friends from all over the globe, Jonathon must rid the world of this unholy beast for the survival of all that he knows, and loves.

An unmistakable classic, Dracula explores the nature of good and evil and what it means to be public enemy number one to the entire human race.

joshcarr Oct 15, 2009

Young Jonathan Harker's travels to Transylvania where he meets Count Dracula, a centuries old vampire.

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JihadiConservative
May 03, 2013

Violence: throat slashing goushing throats out and much more

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Laura_X Apr 04, 2016

There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.

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