Want to know everything about the novel, Dracula? Well, I thoroughly recommend this book.
This is no quick read. This isn't a shallow analysis of a gothic work. This is an in-depth analysis/discussion of Dracula. The author discusses the novel, the narrative, the characters and Bram Stoker (including his world and the world in which the novel was written).
I've learned things I didn't know before about Dracula and Stoker and I'm finding it an amazing adventure.
In re-reading the novel, I am finding each word a gem, each account vivid and 'personal.'
I wasn't always delighted by the way the novel was written: different points of view as told by memoirs and so on. Now, I am enjoying it very much.
I write and am always examining different ways to tell a story, so why not re-read Bram Stoker's novel I thought?
I have btw read excellent articles about Dracula but honestly I have never found myself this enthused before.
There are reasons why Dracula has never grown out of favor and really, with the vast and silly (sometimes) trivializations of the whole vampire genre, it is refreshing to go back to the novel, Dracula and see just what this novel offered.
And why not too? There is one Dracula and he really is immortal because Bram Stoker wrote him that way.
Clive Leatherdale's book is the sole reason I have once again discovered Dracula!
carole gill wrote this review Wednesday, April 11, 2012.