Author: Bram Stoker
Themes: Gothic, Horror, Vampires
Before Edward, before Angelus, there was Dracula. I had never read Dracula before and was intrigued to check it out. I am a big van of vampires, to be clear, I'm a fan of Joss vampires and NOT Stephanie Meyer. Ick.
Anyway, I knew a little about Dracula from the film Bram Stoker's Dracula. I found the novel to be interesting and compelling. The stories jumps around to journals and letters from many of the characters so you never really have enough information to now what is going on. Although this was interesting, as a device it did wear a little thing. I also think the novel was too long for my liking.
I found this book difficult to read because of all the different versions of vampires that I am familiar with. I was constantly comparing them all in my head and in comparison to more modern vampires, Dracula isn't all that scary. Had I read Dracula in the time it was written I would have found it to be very scary but I guess I'm just too jaded at this point.