Now Reading Dracula


It’s now back to our regularly scheduled reading of classics!  Next up in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  My wife has really been into Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, and while I was teasing her about it, I came to the realization that I had not yet read Dracula!

I figured, that while I was lovingly teasing her about reading the Twilight series, I would go ahead and read a vampire story myself.  I’m reading, of course, the Barnes and Noble version of this classic.  Here is what the back cover says:

The most famous figure of seductive evil in Western Literature, blood-thirsty Count Dracula has inspired countless movies, books, and plays.  But few, if any, have been fully faithful to Bram Stoker’s original best-selling novel of mystery and horror, love and death, sin and redemption.

Written in the form of letters and diary entries, Dracula chronicles the vampire’s journey from his Transylvanian castle to the nighttime streets of London.  There, he searches for the blood he needs to stay alive–the blood of strong men and beautiful women–while his enemies plot to rid the world of his frightful power.

In Dracula, Stoker created a new word for terror, a new myth to feed our nightmares, and a character who will undoubtedly outlive us all.

Now, this isn’t the first vampire novel I will have read.  The only previous vampire novel I read was This Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, which I read a few years back.

I’m truly looking forward to reading this story!

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About Jeremy

Husband, book lover, Civil War Buff. If I could read for a living I would, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills!

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