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Old 05-28-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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Discussion Dracula by Bram Stoker (SPOILERS)

So, how did you all like this book. I have to say, I have not read it.

Sorry for starting the thread so late.

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Old 05-28-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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I've not yet finished it to be honest.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:19 PM   #4
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Thank you. I do plan on trying to get it finished by the 5th of June.
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:54 PM   #5
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So, how did you all like this book. I have to say, I have not read it.

Sorry for starting the thread so late.

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I didn't know that Dracula was the chosen book for May, but I started reading it a week ago by coincidence. I'm halfway by now and hope to finish it the next week.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:11 PM   #6
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So, how did you all like this book. I have to say, I have not read it.

Sorry for starting the thread so late.

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Crap, actually, I was supposed to post it and forgot.

I read Dracula several months ago and really enjoyed it. I liked the epistilary (I'm sure I spelled that wrong) style, it kept me guessing on what would happen next.

I would like to know what stuff in the book about vampires Stoker came up with and what he didn't. I know most of what we think about vampires comes from this book, I'm just not sure what.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:18 PM   #7
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I read the book a few weeks ago and then found out is was the May book.

I really enjoyed it - I read "The Historian" by Elisabeth Kostova a couple of years ago but had never read "Dracula". "Dracula" seems to be the original and best version of the story. But I do remember in "The Historian" Kostova talked about lots of sources for the Dracula legends and vampires. Unfortunately it was a while ago so I can't remember much of it now. But I'm sure that he was inspired by folk stories of vampires.
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I would like to know what stuff in the book about vampires Stoker came up with and what he didn't. I know most of what we think about vampires comes from this book, I'm just not sure what.
Sheridan Le Fanu's 'Carmilla' was one earlier vampire tale that influenced Stoker.
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I've gotten 1/2 done with Dracula. It did start off very dry and very slow. But I would say that once you hit chapter 5, it really did pick up and became a lot more enjoyable to read. I am going to finish it before the voting it done for June.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:16 AM   #10
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I agree it was slow to start but once you get further in it goes alot faster . I enjoyed the book , it was a reread for me but it was over 25 years ago that I read it . So it was almost a new read .
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:23 AM   #11
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I finished the book in May and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:03 PM   #12
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Finished the book just yesterday.
A bit too oldfashioned to my liking, with brave man and fine ladies.
And a centuries old villan who can be defeated with just one holy wafer isn't to convincing eighter. But all in all an entertaining story. A little slow in the beginning in Transylvania but picking up speed later.
I found the patient Renfield by far the most interesting character in the novel.

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"I found the patient Renfield by far the most interesting character in the novel. " I totally agree . He was a great character
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If you like Renfield, then you might enjoy the movie Love at First Bite. It's a comedy, but a very good take off on Dracula. Arte Johnson plays a really dead on parody of Renfield in the book.
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