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Dracula by Bram Stoker

Discussion in 'Novels by Other Authors' started by Connor B, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Connor B

    Connor B Well-Known Member

    I was making good progress on Steve's The Shining, but I am going to be preoccupied by another novel, Dracula by Bram Stoker. I have to read it for my World Literature class. I'm four chapters in and really digging it. The Count has already made an impression on me.
     
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  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I first read Dracula at the age of 14, and it left a lifelong impression on me. I've re-read it probably twice now and it is a lovely novel. It will never grow old....
     
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  3. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I love Dracula. :)
     
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  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    There's a scene in that book that still freaks me out. It's in the first 70 pages. I won't spoil it for you. I think it is an edgy book, still, after all these years.
     
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  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...very much an "atmospheric" scary novel.....
     
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  6. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I just started reading this for the first time.
     
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  7. Lockdain

    Lockdain I wrestled a bear once!

    I've read it for the first time when i was 19. Outstanding novel which became classic. Did you feel a cold fear, crawling over your back? I felt. It would be a great decision to re-read it.
     
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  8. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I read above my average while recovering from my hip surgery. Included in my accomplishments was (Stoker's) Dracula. I was happy to have finally read the book, and was impressed and not surprised that it set a successful mythical stage for the monster.
     
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  9. Connor B

    Connor B Well-Known Member

    I'm five chapters in, and I'm hooked. I'm definitely going to read some today.
     
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  10. Jamie

    Jamie Well-Known Member

    I'm currently reading this also, very good book
     
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  11. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    Although King is my favorite author "Dracula" is my all-time favorite novel.
     
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  12. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Excellent. I first read that when I was a teenager.

    Here are some classic horror novels you should read:

    Dracula - Bram Stoker
    Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
    Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - RL Stevenson
    The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
    The Turn of the Screw - MR James
    The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole (regarded as the first "gothic" story)
     
  13. Zone D Dad

    Zone D Dad Well-Known Member

    Fantastic novel, although I didn't really appreciate it until my second time through. I always hated the idea of Dracula with a mustache though - Stoker's description turned my Bela Lugosi into Max von Sydow.
     
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  14. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I'm reading Frankenstein at the moment. Had me hooked from the start. I'm at the part where the creature is telling his side of the story.
     
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  15. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I'll add The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux to the list. I've read it 3 times and each time I am so taken with the story and amazed that no one has ever attempted to film it as it is written. No movie I have ever seen (or that insipid Broadway musical) has done it justice.
     
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  16. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Are we the only two gay men that didn't care for the musical? ;-D
     
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  17. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I know my two gay besties loved Wicked....
     
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  18. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I read the book and thought it was good but never saw the musical. I'm not a musical type of guy at all.
     
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  19. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Yes. We should wear that badge proudly!
     
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  20. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Badges? We don't need no stinkeen badges! Here's a trophy:
    gut-buster award.jpg
     

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