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Blogtober Day 6: Dracula- A Book Review

HAPPY OCTOBER!!!

As it is Blogtober Day 6 and I am technically a book blog I thought it was only right to do a review on a book that definitely fits the October vibe and is slightly Halloweeny!! So I thought today I would review one of my all-time favourite books and review Dracula.

All photo credits go to my favourite Halloween-loving person ever!!! My Gemini Twinny is literally as obsessed as I am. 

Dracula was first published in 1897 and from then on has become a classic which I think everyone should have in their book collection that being said I have a slight obsession with Vampires!! Which anyone who knows me will find slightly amusing. Dracula the novel was bought for me by dad in the penguin cloth classic collection but I had read this book so many times before and I just had to have it in a matching collection.

Synopsis:

When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck, and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the imminent arrival of his ‘Master’. In the ensuing battle of wits between the sinister Count Dracula and a determined group of adversaries, Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing deeply into questions of human identity and sanity, and illuminating dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.

Review:

Dracula is a gothic novel written by Bram Stoker which in its own right would appeal to all book lovers but as someone who loves classic novels, I can not help but rant and rave about this book.

Dracula is a well-written yet creepy horror about one of the most famous Vampires in the world. It is a classic and twisted gothic novel you will never want to put down. From Jonathan Harker’s perspective, Dracula tells the story of a monster that we meet in Transylvania. The Count plans on buying a house in London and Jonathan travels to see the client at his home. The book has many different journal entries from different characters in the book that each tell their own story.

If you know me you will know I love a Vampire themed book, tv show or film and yet this one is one I will always recommend looking at first, it may seem a little slow to the likes of us that have fallen trapped to books like Twilight, The Morganville Vampires and others of its kind. However, Dracula for me is always one that feels personal and a book I do not mind being a little slow to read. I find myself wanting to immerse myself in the pages of the journals and learn as much as I can. There have been many adaptations of Dracula over the years but I cannot express my love for the book enough. By the end of September or beginning of October, it is back on my list to read.

Dracula is a novel that took me a while to read but I can not give it some love as one of my favourite gothic novels. If you know me well, you know I have a slight soft spot for my gothic novels and cannot help but reach for them when I have them on my shelf.

Star Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I would highly recommend this to all gothic horror/ classics lovers.

Have you read Dracula?

Love Always,

Gee xo

4 thoughts on “Blogtober Day 6: Dracula- A Book Review

  1. I’m currently buddy reading this with a friend. It’s my first time ever reading it actually. We’re only 7 chapters into it and so far I’m not all that into it. I’m really hoping it will pick up for us though!!

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