31 January 2010

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula by Bram Stoker
(Kindle Edition)
Originally published in 1897, this masterpiece of horror and suspense was an instant bestseller, transcending generation, language, and culture to become one of the most perennially popular novels ever written. "Dracula" is the novel that introduced the fictional creature known as the vampire to millions. It is considered by many as the single most important work in the gothic vampire horror genre. "Dracula" while not the first appearance of the vampire in literature is certainly the work that is most readily identified with the vampire genre and has spawned countless imitations and references. The novel is set sometime in the late 19th century and begins by being told from the perspective of Jonathan Harker. Harker is a young English lawyer who is traveling to the castle of Count Dracula to perform some legal services for the Count. Harker upon meeting Count Dracula finds him a strange and eerie man and will soon learn his dark secret.

The plot everyone knows. Dracula is written in journal form - so you get the perspective of all the characters in the book and it seamlessly flowed from one characters entries to another’s. I sometimes find that some of the classics are tedious to read because of the language used and vastly different writing style, but this was not the case with Stoker's Dracula. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good read, classic fiction, or has seen the many movies! I still prefer the vampires that sparkle!

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

6 comments:

  1. I am not going to tell you how long it has been since I have read a book...YIKESSSS...I read a lot, but not novels. I am forwarding this on to my daughter so she can add your suggestions to her new "Kindle" list. She says she can not bring herself to put the darn thing down...I am so glad I raised readers!

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  2. I'm with Erin, I can't put my Kindle down... I just love it.

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  3. Jovita, I'm thrilled to read your reviews and also know how you enjoy your Kindle. It is something I've toyed with the idea about but haven't commited.

    You've just added to my stack of books on my nightstand. Thanks so much for such well thought out reviews. Looking forward to hearing about more books you enjoyed...and those not so much too.

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  4. Jovita what made you decide to go with the Kindle instead of one of the other brands? I've been contemplating one of these readers and can't decide which one.

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  5. Jennifer I would love to hear about those books you added to your nightstand, hopefully you'll enjoy them. :)

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  6. Suzanne it was pretty difficult to decide on which eReader to get. I compared the features of the Kindle, B&N Nook, Sony Touch Edition and the Sony Pocket Edition. Although they all had interesting features, I decided the Kindle was closest to what I was looking for. One of the biggest factors is that Amazon seems to have more books, at better prices and their Kindle customer service is outstanding. I’ll make a Kindle blog entry soon and make sure to mention why I LOVE my Kindle!

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