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(12-Apr-2007 at 12:50)


Bram Stoker - Dracula (1897)

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Introduction
A true classic in the horror genre, and in the public domain so that you can find free electronic and audio versions of it. Over a century old, yet still popular.

Summary
Jonathan Harker is a young English lawyer. To conclude a real estate deal with a nobleman called Count Dracula, he travels to Transsylvania where Count Dracula lives.
Jonathan Harker discovers that the Count is not as nice as he pretends to be, and in fact has supernatural powers. When he finds out that he is a prisoner in the castle, he attempts an escape.
Meanwhile, in England strange happenings occur that can be linked to Castle Dracula.
Eventually, Jonathan Harker marries his fiancee and heads back to England, to team up with the people who have been fighting vampires there. Together they decide to kill Count Dracula, and finally succeed in doing so.

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(12-Apr-2007 at 12:52)


I was personally surprised at how modern the book seemed in some parts. It is not one of my favorite books ever, but I can appreciate it. It is of course a classic, and deserves that status.
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(12-Apr-2007 at 14:20)


I am still not sure if I like it that much, but it is on the list of 'must-reads'. Simply because it's a classic.

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(08-Jun-2007 at 00:17)


Personally, I loved Dracula. I particularly liked the way that Bram Stoker told the whole story through letters, newspaper articles, and whatnot. That technique makes it more realistic, believeable, and gives you better access to what is going on inside the minds of the characters. As far as classic tales of horror go though, I am more partial to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
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(16-Jun-2007 at 11:25)


Letters, newspaper, and the diary of course Very good technique indeed. Frankenstein is on my list for this summer (although it is low on the list, so may not get around to it).
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(09-Oct-2007 at 15:27)


After reading it for english class... wow.

The whole layout of it is interesting, but that's about it.

Every time I went to read it, put me to sleep.

It may be a "classic" but I think it was so boring..
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(29-Nov-2007 at 05:44)


same here I'm a huge fan of the gothic/horror genres but this book was just boring as hell. the diary/newspaper way it was compiled kept me interested at first, but it just got ridiculously boring after awhile.

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