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Horror isn’t a genre usually associated with a classic. Most classics (e.g. Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights) have some sort of love story in it, and are kept quite subtle and tend to be light-hearted. So, for Bram Stoker ...

Mattroberts 08.01.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Dracula - Bram Stoker, Elizabeth Kostova

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113 years later and Dracula still has bite

Advantages: Gripping tale, strong and iconic main antagonist and plenty of atmosphere and adventure
Disadvantages: Protracted and overlong use of dialogue

...Plot: Newly qualified solicitor Jonathan Harker is given an assignment to provide legal support for a mysterious Transylvanian count who is buying real estate in London. Count Dracula resides in a secluded castle in the Carpathian Mountains. Harker’s jo ...

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It has to be "bloody fangtastic", doesn't it?

Advantages: Creepy atmosphere, interesting structure, great villain
Disadvantages: Not particularly scary, rushed ending, slightly long

I have only written one book review previously, but when my school set me the difficult task of reading Dracula, by Bram Stoker, in two weeks, I thought I would jump at the opportunity to give you my opinion of it. Two weeks? That's not too difficult yo ...

l-m-n-o-p 23.09.2005 · Read full review
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Bloody Bat

Advantages: the original Dracula story . . .
Disadvantages: . . . is not as good as I thought

...Frankenstein‘s Monster, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Tarzan, Robinson Crusoe, Dracula et al have left the confines of the book covers and become icons of our cultural heritage, all of them have also become the protagonists of films, Dracula is No 1 among the ...

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Bloodless vampire

Advantages: Great ideas, a classic that really needs to be read
Disadvantages: The ideas aren't executed particularly brilliantly

Dracula is a strange book. Everyone knows of the title character, and possibly even the rest of the dramatis personae, particularly good old Van Helsing. But each new version that comes out tends to spin the tale in a new way, and very rarely reflects ...

DavidBedford 09.04.2007 · Read full review
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