Dracula – Book Review

Published Date: Originally published in 1897

Publishing Co.: Constable & Co., London

Pages: 326

Goodreads Synopsis.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Ah, yes. I have tackled yet another classic! Even better, this one was actually enjoyable.

If you’ve heard the tale of Dracula, it’s probably not actually far off from the story we have here. I refused to watch Bram Stoker’s Dracula with my husband until I was finished this because I was afraid it would have spoilers. Spoiler is; I already knew all the spoilers.

There’s no need to review the plot line since everyone already knows it. At times I was impressed with Stoker’s forward thinking, Mina states that one day brave women would propose marriage to men, and then other times it was your usual way of thinking about women back then, dainty and in need of manly protection. I’ll still give Stoker the credit he deserves as I’m sure the very idea of women proposing to men probably ruffled a few feathers back then. (He was probably thought of as crazy for that idea alone. Thinking up the story of Dracula being the second most outrageous thing to come out of his mind.)

The format is something we see here and there but not one I usually enjoy. Journal entries, letters and newspaper articles. Here, it works and it works very well. Some entries were pretty lackadaisical but for the most part I was entertained and wondering what shenanigans the Count would come up with next.

If you’re like me, and don’t usually enjoy the classics, I would recommend giving this one a try.


16 thoughts on “Dracula – Book Review

      1. Are you hard to please when it comes to books? I think I am now. I used to read just about anything but now, if and when I can I have to read something that really grabs me. More to the point, it is to keep me awake haha!

  1. I can’t help but think of Mr. Burns as Dracula whenever I hear about this. Dammit Simpsons! Stoker’s is on my list of classics, too. I’ve wanted to read it for a long time. I want to see if it’s as good as Shelley’s Frankenstein, which is probably my favorite classic.

      1. Bahahaha it’s cool dude :p Was it the journal format? I think you said you weren’t a huge fan of that. I hated Victor himself, because he’s a jackass. No sympathy for him whatsoever, but I felt bad for the monster.

      2. Omfg Victor is terrible. I skimmed the beginning part with the ship. The parts with the monster are the best. I feel so bad for him and I wish that family had been kinder to him, but I guess it was more realistic :\

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