January 6, 2011

By: Bram Stoker

I loved this book! And, believe me, no one is more surprised by that than I am. I've never been into the whole vampire genre, so I went into this read thinking I wasn't going to like it. I was positive I wouldn't even finish the book at all. Man, was I wrong! I loved that the story was told without bloody, gory, and scary descriptions. To me, the story was so much better because of that. From page 1 to the very last page I was engrossed with this book. The group of friends intend to rid the world of the Vampire come hell or high water, but he doesn't play fair. Can they kill him before he takes one of their own first?

Jonathan is sent to Dracula's castle on business. What he encounters once there is one bizarre tale after another. He manages to escape, but that's only the beginning of his encounters with the Vampire. Jonathan's wife is good friends with Lucy who is suffering from an unknown illness. As her loved ones watch her get better only to get worse the doctor Van Helsing has an explanation: she's been bitten by a vampire. Sadly, they aren't able to save her and a mission is born.

The story unfolds in numerous journal entries from the characters and I enjoyed it unfolding that way. It was like I was there experiencing it all with them. The story is a constantly moving story, so I didn't get bored. I tell you, I read this book while I was making dinner, riding in the car, waiting in line somewhere. Any chance I had to even read a line or two, I jumped on.

I can totally see myself reading this book again down the road. It was an amazing adventure to go on and read about. I'm so glad I eventually added it to my classics list. If you have thought about reading Dracula, I think you should. It was so good. I don't think I do justice to the plot and just how good it was.


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on January 7, 2011 at 12:47 AM said...

Great review! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. It's a classical vampire novel, very different from moderm vampire literature. I liked it very much myself.

Jen on January 9, 2011 at 10:36 AM said...

Thanks! I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. I've been surrounded by sickness.

Your review of it was what made decide to read the book, so thank you very much!

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