Sunday, November 29, 2020



Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a classic.   Most people have seen one of the many movies; but if you haven’t read the book, you have missed a mark in literature.  


The way the book is written is fascinating in itself.    It is a period piece; a story told through a reproduction of letters, journal and diary entries.


The end of the book leaves a lot to be answered.  It is not a ‘happy ever after’.    The lives of the people involved have been altered and their future is veiled in a fog of uncertainty.


Dracula’s Child, by J. S. Barnes, tries to pick up the story where Stoker left off.  It is written in the same form, and is a good read; but, like all second acts, does not have the depth of the original.   


Still, a good read, if you like the macabre, to distract from the craziness of the final throws 2020.


the Ol’Buzzard



  1. I read "Dracula" many years ago and it is indeed a rather old-fashioned kind of read by modern standards.

  2. Dracula is a superb book. I finally read about a year ago. Now to read Frankenstein

  3. I read Dracula when I was about 13 ..didn't sleep for weeks. Will try Dracula's Child. Who needs sleep


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