>>7659695 The second half is a bit of Mina and Lucy bonding, then a lot of repeated attacks by Dracula on the seaside town, followed by the move to London and Lucy's turning. They hunt Lucy down and follow Dracula all the way back to Transylvania. I fail to see how this is 'wacky adventures of the perfect housewife' considering Van Helsing and the two other guys play just as big a role.
haven't read Dracula, but this book has the most noticeable second half drop I have ever seen in literature. Perhaps its because I read the unedited version but from him escaping onward felt like some fan fiction attempting to finish the actual book. That said it was still okay (6/10)
> a book often considered a classic of gothic literature > most people in this thread say it's shit
Why is this? Is the book just outdated? Is it that people expected one thing and were disappointed with what the novel was actually like? Is it just seen as middle-of-the-road in comparison to its gothic literature descendants?
I'm happy that many other people agreed that Dracula dropped the ball hard in the second half. I though in the beginning that this novel would be one of my favorites. But continuing on, it kept on introducing these weird boring characters. I though the asylum direction was pretty good though. I stopped reading when the gang goes and visits a church and finds nothing there. I also found the men overtly emotional, crying all the time. Also, what was up with the sudden moment when the Texan shoots a bat from the window, and turns out it was nothing? Was it suppose to be jittery?
The parallels between the colony's struggle and Nostromo's are fantastic.
I legitimately think that Nostromo is Conrad's strongest novel; it takes a more nuanced view of Heart of Darkness, which, as beautiful as it is, just sort of smacks you in the face over and over again with "colonialism is bad".
Sorry, got too excited seeing someone talk about Nostromo. Yeah, Dracula is disappointing as fuck
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