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Old 11-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Happy Birthday Bram Stoker

Check out the Google Doodle for him.

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Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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Ahh, that explains Google's theme today. I had no idea...
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #3
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He would turn over in his grave if he read Twilight..
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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He would turn over in his grave if he read Twilight..
Wonder how he'd react to Count Floyd?

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #5
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Ahh, that explains Google's theme today. I had no idea...
I'd you click on their artistic doodles it takes you to a search for the theme.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #6
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I'd you click on their artistic doodles it takes you to a search for the theme.
yeah, if one cares enough anyway...
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #7
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I read the novel for the first time recently, and while the names, and the general themes, were familiar through countless references in other books, movies and so on, it wasn't what I expected, specially the structure. Good value, though.

I suppose that, like Frankenstein's monster, were are all too often familiar with the legendary character without having read the original source. Boris Karloff's interpretation of the Monster (not to mention Fred Gwynne's!) tends to dominate our minds.

Happy Birthday Mr Stoker--wherever you are (or perhaps whatever you are!)!
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:50 AM   #8
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I read Dracula about a year or so ago and to be frank, I did not enjoy it at all, I found it extremely boring. The first few chapters were good but the final chapters were dull and I recall the ending being awfully rushed.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:40 AM   #9
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Oh now it is a happy birthday for Bram Stoker ? Why does it have to be a happy birthday for him and not for me ? What's he ever done for that ? apart from telling us about some psycho weirdo that has nothing better to do than suck the blood of other people seldom with their consent while roaming his lands at night cause he's got sensitive skin and no Nivea cream for sun protection ?
People better wish me a happy birthday a century after I die and that's all there is to it
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #10
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Maybe if you actually did something worthwhile with your life instead of just posting here on Mobilereads?
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:40 AM   #11
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You don't know of Quexos? He quit Mobliereads long ago to go on an epic quest.
Me and mine will always remember him. The hero is back and you disrespect him so?
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I can't even get close to having Dracula on my tbr. I always hear how terrible it is. I'm sure that It's great, but I think it will be terrible for some reason.

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Old 11-11-2012, 05:34 AM   #13
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All this time and I'd never realised that Bram was short for Abraham.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:02 AM   #14
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Oh but I did something worthwile, I did NOT write a book about some weirdo that sucks blood off people without their consent etc ...


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Thank you kind sir. Actually it was one full day before Mr Stoker so I even beat him to it.

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:28 PM   #15
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I missed the date but all I had to do was google it.
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