Stoker, Bram

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A young lawyer on an assignment finds himself imprisoned in a Transylvanian castle by his mysterious host. Back at home his fiancee and friends are menaced by a malevolent force which seems intent on imposing suffering and destruction. Can the devil really have arrived on England's shores? And what is it that he hungers for so desperately?
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Puffin, 2011.
ISBN: 0142419168
Characteristics: 414 p. ;,21 cm.


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List - My Ideal Bookshelf by: Katie_Belle Feb 26, 2014

Written entirely in journal entries, "Dracula" starts as an account of Jonathan Harker's journey through a picturesque countryside, then quickly descends into horror.

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Jan 17, 2015
  • wilqser rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Classic novel on my reading list. Written in journal form and letters. Undercurrent of female sexuality, and social and intellectual change, and of the psyche of the mind. A must read for fans of the what the original "Dracula" meant to the author.

Jul 26, 2014
  • ABenoit rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked it

Feb 01, 2014
  • Green_Jaguar_44 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love this book. some of the parts were kind of boring, though. If you get past those, the book is great. Dracula is nothing like hollywood makes it out to be.

Jan 28, 2014
  • JackieFC13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

it was interesting. It is told from a series of the characters journals which made the story seem more suspenseful. Overall I really enjoyed it. It does tend to go on for a while at parts but that is the style that is was popular in its time.

May 03, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

(shudder) this book is CrEePy

Mar 27, 2013
  • rspanny rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A great gorgeous lavish heavy tome. The annotations and appendices outweigh the actual text of the original 1897 Dracula novel. This book is actually more a work of scholarship (along the lines of a university textbook) than for general readers. Only a Dracula devotee would read the whole book, but it is fun to browse for those holding merely a casual interest in the subject.

Feb 21, 2013
  • EleventyOne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Even if you've seen the various movies, none of them are as good as this wonderful novel from 1897.

Interestingly, it mentions Kodak cameras, which were invented around that time. Also surprising, there are many allusions to Hamlet as well.

Feb 05, 2013
  • danielestes rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Bram Stoker's Dracula is a celebrated classic for good reason. So much in popular culture since its publication over a century ago originates from the creation of this single character—this undead, parasite of the night.

The story itself is a brilliant, wordy mess of journal entries written by forlorn characters desperate to understand an unfamiliar evil. But rather than compulsively turning the pages, you're more likely to wander through the confusion thinking, "What is going on here?" Dracula has its moments—alarming revelations that will chill your bones—but I'd be understating if I said you'll have to slog through a bunch of babble to get there.

Jun 01, 2012
  • busydizzylizzy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The English major in me loves this book. The use of letters, journals, and phonograph recordings to tell the story--delightful!

May 22, 2012
  • jsand67 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

great story! Gave me goosebumps!

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Jun 10, 2014
  • Black_Bat_136 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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May 03, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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


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May 03, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: throat slashing goushing throats out and much more


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