*This book was purchased by me
Disclaimer: As you may already know “Dracula” is my favorite book, therefore this review may look like fangirling time. I apologize!
Author: Bram Stoker
While reading the book:
While reading the book, I definitely feel fancy, especially in the beginning. We have Harker, who goes to Dracula’s castle, and even though he notices some odd things, still he doesn’t doubt the count. Dracula is presented as a noble gentleman, who has a huge library (Yes, Dracula is a bookworm), and he s super intelligent. The next day Harker finds out that he is imprisoned in this castle. For some unknown reason I cannot understand, he freaks out. (If I were him, I would just stay in Dracula’s library and read there, until he would kill me. Then I would be transformed in a vampire, and I would read until eternity. I would kill Dracula and his brides then, because I like to be myself. )
During his imprisonment Harker realized that Dracula is a monster.
Then, the plot revolves around Mina, Harker’s fiancée, and her cousin Lucy. I do not want to spoil the whole book, but let me tell you something, it’s going to get bloody.
I love it how we have a group of human beings, whose physical strength cannot be compared with Dracula’s, but they still scare him. These human hunters are not strong, they are just intelligent, and it makes me realize that when we are dealing with huge problems, we do not need to be scared.
The extra element:
The reality. The book is written in form of diaries, and that makes it real. It makes me feel like Dracula really existed, and I am reading the victims’ diaries. I like this special element.
What I didn’t like:
There’s nothing not to like here. Dracula is not a simple vampire, he is the vampire.
Everyone! Even though you may not like horror, Dracula is a classic, and you should read it!
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