Dracul book review
Dracula by Bram Stoker Book Review Dracul by Dacre Stoker - Goodreads Dracul by Dacre Stoker - Goodreads Dracul by Dacre Stoker - Goodreads Dracul by Dacre Stoker - Goodreads Dracula is masterful while Dracul is bloated - and not with blood. Dracul is not a worthy prequel. If one compares text from both books, Dracula is incisive, unrepetitive, purposeful, efficient, and successful. I know that Dracul will survive the test of time, and that galls me. But it should not. The masterpiece that is Dracula remains unsullied. Dracul is not ‘great literature’ in a more canonical sense of the term but then, arguably, neither is its predecessor. The power in both these novels is a Gothic evocation of atmosphere, a slow creeping dread, a sense of disconnect between what the reader and the characters know. Reviews and Reactions reprints five early reviews of the novel.
"Dramatic and Film Variations" focuses on theater and film adaptations of Dracula, two indications of the novel's unwavering appeal. David J. Skal, Gregory A. Waller, and Nina Auerbach offer their varied perspectives. Checklists of both dramatic and film adaptations are included. Honestly, this book was pretty OK for a classic novel, not too boring, but captivating enough with plenty of themes, quotes, and symbols to discuss. Themes and quotes that I now have to discuss while crying and still eating my ice cream. Yeah I’m ok. Don’t worry. Just move onto the next paragraph. In 1988, the scariest thing in former nurse Patricia Campbell’s life is showing up to book club, since she hasn’t read the book. It’s hard to get any reading done between raising two kids, Blue and Korey, picking up after her husband, Carter, a psychiatrist, and taking care of her live-in mother-in-law, Miss Mary, who seems to have dementia. Count Dracula is not the tortured romantic hero of modern-day cinema, but rather an evil monster that must be destroyed. Also, parents should be aware that this novel has a strong female character turned into a sexually aggressive predator, as well as unsettling descriptions of mental illness. Parents say (3) Kids say (14) 3 parent reviews The dramatic build up to the meeting with Dracula is very tense and scary, perhaps more so with the audience already knowing that Jonathan's apparently amiable host is anything but.
The entire... With the multitude of vampire literature that has been published since Dracula, readers will inevitably be more familiar with what’s going on than the characters are (there’s even a Van Helsing-like character, whose chief job is to be a source of exposition) and, to begin with at least, some may wish that they would just get on with it already. Dracula Dracula is a novel by Bram Stoker, published in 1897. As an epistolary novel, the narrative is related through letters, diary entries, and newspaper articles. It has no single protagonist, but opens w Dracula has appeared in almost 300 films, which makes him the character most-often portrayed in films, slightly ahead of Sherlock Holmes. The co-founder of Microsoft owns the original manuscript of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film, and television interpretations.