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Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 ? April 20, 1912) was an Irish writer, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula. In his honor, the Horror Writers Association recognizes "superior achievement" in horror writing with the Bram Stoker Award.He supplemented his income by writing a large number of novels, his most famous being the vampire tale Dracula which he...
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This story so captivated me I had to keep reading. Bram Stoker’s writing style and beautiful use of language is thrilling to read, and the characters he created made for such a good story. The only problem was that I had to put the book down when it got late into the evening. It freaked me out a little! Not that I believe Dracula to be real but Stoker’s brilliant writing and settings really spooked me! I couldn’t read it after dark. Now that is good writing. I am so glad I read this book. The story is written like a diary but with each person writing from their own perspective. If that sounds boring or as if it would be hard to follow, it isn’t at all. It makes it very interesting. The reader wants to keep reading to know what is going on since last hearing from each character, where is Dracula in his plotting, who else is going to meet with trouble at his design, how are they going to defeat him. Vampire stories told now could not be what they are without Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Apr 15th, 2018
Re-read this out loud to my middle-schooler who just didn't want to read a book---both of us were hooked and stayed up all night finishing it.
Feb 20th, 2018
I can see how today's society may find this book boring with all the exposure we have to true horrors today and even the saturation of gore and horror in today's fiction leaves many of us desensitized to the idea. However, if you have a keen imagination and can truly get sucked into the world of a book then this one can be quite creepy and even gruesome at times. Though I did find the ending to fall a but flat after such a build up.
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It's funny to read something which was once considered horror. That being said there are a few scenes which still creeped me out. It's not a bad read and worth it if all you've read are modern teen vamp stories..
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After years of only knowing this work through Hollywood movies, I was charmed to finally read this novel. It is a gripping yarn, if you an overlook from the occassional bit of overblown Victorian sentimentality, with some great plot twists and turns.
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The romanticism of vampire tales didn't begin and end with the Twilight series. When Bram Stoker penned Dracula, not only did he create a story with an iconic monster, he also created a tale of sordid romance and eccentricity. The worst part of the Dracula character is his seductive qualities in which he is able to interact with other characters with such charisma that his purely evil nature is undetectable by others until it is too late. This quality makes Dracula a true menace. If a trip into the darkness ripe with the howls of Dracula's children of the night is what you are looking for, this lengthy read should satisfy your bloodlust. Set aside a fair amount of time though, this one isn't very easy to read and includes a lot of olde english.
Feb 15th, 2013
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97th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert