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Dracula (Penguin Popular Classics)
by Bram Stoker | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by C_ of Krakow, Małopolskie Poland on 3/24/2011
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by PJLBewdy): reserved


2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by C_ at Plauen (Vogtland), Sachsen Germany on Thursday, June 30, 2011

8 out of 10

The original vampire novel by Bram Stoker...well, what to say? It's great, thrilling but very detailed horror. It's written as a series of journal entries by the different characters, so you always have a different view. I liked the narrative style very much, especially the changes between formal, earnest medical reports and emotionally affected entries. But most of all I liked the down to the last detail depiction of the surroundings, especially the different landscapes, towns, places. The only thing I was disappointed about was that the end of the story was quite short. I mean, the author was working to let them find Dracula for pages and pages and then --- it's all over. Nonetheless it's a great classic!

What it's about:
„Jonathan Harker leaves England to visit his client - Count Dracula - in his Transylvanian castle. There, he learns of Dracula's dreadful secret and is imprisoned while the count heads for England, where he intends to prey on the vulnerable and the good - including Harker's spirited fiancée, Mina Murray.” 


Journal Entry 2 by C_ at Plauen (Vogtland), Sachsen Germany on Friday, July 01, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (7/1/2011 UTC) at Plauen (Vogtland), Sachsen Germany

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Dracula is on its way to Australia now to surprise the sweepstake winner. I told him to behave very well and not to bite any mail carriers :) 


Journal Entry 3 by PJLBewdy at Smiths Lake, New South Wales Australia on Monday, July 11, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Received today. Thank you so much for this classic!
No apparent bloodstains on the packaging. 


Journal Entry 4 by PJLBewdy at Smiths Lake, New South Wales Australia on Monday, June 18, 2012

8 out of 10

Everybody thinks they know the Dracula story and I somehow thought that I had read it before long ago, but apparently not. I agree with C - the pacing of the plot is a bit uneven - we are treated to long periods where the characters research and reflect then wham! bam! there's action aplenty. I did enjoy the book and of course it spawned a whole genre of horror stories and films - more popular today than ever. Will try to get it travelling again soon. 


Journal Entry 5 by PJLBewdy at Salamander Bay, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, November 10, 2012

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Reserved for the Aussie 1001 VBB 


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