Absolute shit, the worst classic novel I have ever read.
The idea to progress the story via journal entries so detailed they would put Sherlock Holmes out of commission is the worst plot progressing device I have ever encountered in a book.
The first chapters in the castle were okay, but the book went to absolute shit after leaving the castle. The only other redeeming quality was Dr Seward and his lunatic; where detailed journal entries were actually believable.
>>7627963 I kind of agree with this guy. It's been 15 years since I read it but most of what I remember is that it was simply very poorly written. The structure and prose are shit. I think it still is a "classic" since pretty much everything vamipre-related it built on it but it's not in itself a very good book, no.
>>7628654 Kek, will do m8. I actually dig the way the plot progresses via journal entries, It's fun going thru and looking at the times and dates. Also knowing that each read exactly what I read and knows only as much as I do really adds to the experience overall.
Which should I red next, Frankenstein or Jekyll & Hyde?
To the shit that is this novel? Yeah, I actually do, at least Seuss doesn't pretend to be realistic.
Look, there is a general degree of variance a reader must allow when reading fiction, because let's face it, people don't communicate that way in real life. But Dracula takes it to such an extent that it is outright absurd. Those journal entries -- short of Dr Seward's in no way shape or form resemble ANYTHING that a normal person would write in their own personal journals.
If you're able to look past that shit show, more power to you, but the means of advancing the plot via the overtly detailed journal entries is something I couldn't get past. I regret wasting the time to finish the book.
Twilight was a more convincing story than the shit that is Bram Stoker's Dracula.
>>7628654 I didn't tell him not to finish it. I told him I think it's shit but somewhat important because it was "first." I thought about mentioning some patrician books I've read to prove you wrong on the Seuss thing but you're not really that important.
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