Dracula (Puffin Classics)
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ina big box of books relayed to SueFitz.
Thanks to crrcookie for the idea.
Let me try and explain what a “Ray It Forward” is. More or less it is the lazy way for me to set up a common BookRay. Ordinarily a BookRay has a list of participants and it gets mailed down the line to the last person who does whatever they wish with the book. Well, I have no desire to maintain a list so this is what I figure. I’ll find the first person that wants this book and send it to them. I just ask that they pass the book along “BookRay” fashion when they are done with it.
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Sending to luckaye in Australia to help with their "1001 Books before I Die" challenge.
Jonathan Hasker's nightmarish experience at Castle Dracula is only the beginning of a chain of macabre events, of blood-curdling horrors unleashed from the depths of a dark and evil world which thrives on innocent victims. The vile Count is at large, intent on increasing his diabolical band of un-dead. He must be destroyed at all costs...
The classic horror tale of the hunt for Count Dracula, the Daddy of all vampires. I didn't know much about the actual story prior to reading it and found it to be better than expected. A tale told by a group of characters by means of journals and letters mostly, as well as a couple of other documents. The characters themselves could have done with a little more fleshing out and development as the story proceeded. The suspense built up nicely, becoming very melodramatic in the second half (as befits the era) but then the ending happened much too quickly and was a tad unsatisfying. The really annoying bit for me was the way Professor van Helsing just went on and on and on: long-winded, ponderous, sermonising and repetitive.
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