Sunday, February 15, 2009
"I vant to suck your blood"
So I just finished a really good book titled Dracula by Bram Stoker. I will admit that I read it because it is about vampires, (Twilight did kind of have some part in my reason for reading this book) and also it is a classic and I love reading the classics. Let me just say that I really enjoyed the book; however, it did scare the crap out of me a few times. Those of you who know me really well know that I don't do well with "Scary". Heck the scariest movie I've ever seen was "Lady in the Water" and that scared me for weeks. So to have me read a book like Dracula was odd for me. It took me a bit longer than I had hoped to read it, that was mainly because I was too scared to continue reading it, but I was so intrigued by the story that I had to keep going.
I have now finished reading it and I'm going to say that it was a very enjoyable reading experience. It has a different writing style than the norm because it is written in the forms of journal entries and letters, so you see what is happening from different characters points of view. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. It does have plenty of scary and creepy parts but overall it is a great story and it has some great themes in it. Now I am going to try and pluck up enough courage and rent the old 1931 black and white version of Dracula. I'll let you know what I think of the movie!