Dracula – Bram Stoker

One of the original Gothic horror novels – it’s a classic, but what makes it a bit annoying is although it’s all written in the first person to keep the quick pace, it’s done from four different viewpoints not including ‘newspaper cuttings’. There’s none of Heinrich Böll’s finesse in The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (Die velorene Ehre der Katharina Blum), rather at times it’s got the clunkiness of a piece of English GCSE coursework. Still, having said that – it is entertaining; the plot’s good – it’s just that the quality of writing doesn’t stand up to the hype.

 

2 thoughts on “Dracula – Bram Stoker

  1. I read it too, recently. However my review is in Dutch, will write soon in English. But just like you it doesn’t stand up to the hype. And at some moments I really find it that story was a bit slow. It was all about Dracula and yet he played a small part in it.

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