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Friday, October 14, 2005

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Man, I need to read the original, sounds like a bunch of stuff was left out of the original by Hollywood.

"Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897). Another reread here -- though my previous reading was pre-teen via a Scholastic Books edition, which I'm sure was abridged. So probably my first run through the full text. You know the story... bat meets girl, bat bites girl, girl becomes immortal blood-sucking demon. None of the movies have ever stuck completely to the text -- nice to take in the unaltered original plot. One significant thing the book brings out, that I have not seen in any of the movies, is the scale of Dracula's ambitions when moving to England. It usually just comes off as a touristy jaunt for fresh blood, while in the book, Dracula ships over a whole load of boxes containing his native earth and begins distributing them to safehouses scattered about the nation -- ultimately planning to take over the world with his new, viral race of vampires." (more) Irregular Orbit: Dracula

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