DraculaBook - 2014
The classic horror tale of the powerful, centuries-old vampire follows his bloodthirsty trail from the mountains of Central Europe to England, until Dr. Van Helsing comes up with a way to end his reign of terror.
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Our Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group will be reading and discussing this book on Monday, October 28th from 7:15-8:30
#1 - An epistolary novel or collection of letters
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A novel set in the late 1800s, Dracula by Bram Stoker is what I like to consider is the push that set us into motion for our never ending fascination surrounding vampires. The countless movies based upon this idea such as Twilight, Hotel Transylvania, and The Moth Diaries have been such a hit among a society that finds entertainment in exploring the unknown. A thriller full of suspense and mystery, Dracula narrates the story of Lucy, of a victim of the vampire her journey, and the hunt for the monster who goes by the name of Count Dracula.
This book was my first introduction to the world of horror and the supernatural. My favorite part of it would be the writing style employed by Bram Stoker. Dracula is written in an epistolary style, meaning to say that it is narrated in first person through journal entries, letters, and any other written works by the characters. It is a great read for anyone trying to explore new styles of writing or the horror genre. Just a small piece of friendly advice: try to avoid reading this novel at night.
Age Rating: 14+
Star Rating: 5/5
Good news! Jonathon Harker has a new client! He is a wealthy old man who lives in Eastern Europe (Transylvania, Romania to be exact), and goes by the name of Count Dracula. He comes from a long line of seemingly impressive figures, and is looking to branch out. And good news, he's moving to England! Dracula has hired Jonathon to help him with the logistics of moving. He's looking at a beautiful property, would like to familiarize himself with some of the common English customs, and terrorize an entire country to prolong his cursed existence and satiate his unquenchable thirst for human blood and effectively the life force of an entire population. And he's doing it right under everyone's noses...
With the help of his wife and friends from all over the globe, Jonathon must rid the world of this unholy beast for the survival of all that he knows, and loves.
An unmistakable classic, Dracula explores the nature of good and evil and what it means to be public enemy number one to the entire human race.
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There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.