The infamous Count Dracula from Transylvania emerged through Bram Stokers book in 1897, searching for his next victim in Stoker’s contemporary London. The epistolary novel tells the story through letters, diary and ship’s log entries and newspaper articles, with different narrators. The gothic classic takes you through a dark and dangerous world, and the age-old struggle between good and evil.
I admit it is not the easiest read; written in late 19th century it reflects the language of the time. The reason it should be read is simple: it defined the modern vampire and it is a good example of horror and gothic fiction. I truly enjoyed reading Dracula – the suspense looms throughout the story, keeping you engaged until the very end.
So, if you’re up for some classical horror I recommend Dracula by Bram Stoker (just don’t ask every Romanian you meet about Dracula – they’re not that fond of the story). And always remember: smiles are contagious 🙂