The Blood is the Life!

Three weeks after I started, I’ve finally finished reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula!

It was interesting at times, but it dragged most of the way. The diary format made it easy to read, but the story progressed rather slowly.

If I had read this novel in the 1800’s or early 1900’s when the idea of blood-sucking vampires was relatively new, it might have given me the fright of my life. But at this day and age when every other person claims to be a vampire and the rest are all in denial of wanting to be one, it is hard to be awed and terrified at the ideas and images presented in this novel.

Still, it is a classic and the ‘mother’ of all vampire novels and I’m sure it is infinitely better than all the recent vampire books that have popped up to satisfy the lonely teen searching for her pale-faced, blood-drinking, bat-morphing, un-dead to sweep her off her feet and offer her immortality.

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6 thoughts on “The Blood is the Life!

    • Vampires are interesting, but the exposure these days in books, media, etc is just insane! It’s one thing to be interested in vampire lores, but it’s a whole different thing to be obsessed with them.

    • I actually tried reading Twilight but couldn’t finish it because the writing was not very interesting. It was very simple and dry and quite frankly, I think I could write a better book. The Twilight Saga is a fantasy that many young people today find appealing. Hopefully it’s just a trend. What’s next? I don’t know, zombies? Then again, zombies are disgusting, so I don’t think many young people will find them appealing.

      At least the Twilight books got young people to read. Let’s just hope that after they read Twilight, they’ll move on to other books with more substance.

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