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Old 10-06-2012, 07:57 AM   #43
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I think Dracula is a wonderful book. It's creates a creepy atmosphere that has rarely been equaled. Fast moving it isn't, and there are no explosions or car chases, but the mood it evokes is chilling and spine-tingling.
Somehow I had managed to never read Dracula, something I am correcting at the moment. I agree with what you say and actually like the way the dread is actually increasing among characters that initially have no inkling. I had of course seen many of the various films based [sometimes quite loosely] on the book. Only the 1922 silent film Nosferatu really sticks close to the book and creates it's atmosphere on film. For what it is worth I usually am not interested in most novels in the horror genre, mainly because I have difficulty being scared by things that I know can't happen or do not exist, the supernatural. But as I say I am enjoying Bram Stoker's book for how it creates the time it was set in.



This is off topic, but since Bram Stoker's Dracula came up . . . Interesting article in the latest issue of Smithsonian Magazine on the The Great New England Vampire Panic. Lest it be thought that this was a companion to the Salem Witch Trials, this vampire panic extended into the late 19th Century.


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Have you ever been impressed by anything written prior to the advent of color TV?

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