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!


Anisa said...

Ryan likes books and movies about vampires. I'm sure he could recommend some for you.

Anonymous said...

We watched the 1931 movie on Halloween. We really enjoyed it, but our friends thought it was so corny that they made fun of it the whole time. So, we'll see if you end up getting scared by it.

You might enjoy Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (the book). It's a nice old creepy classic. One of our faves, but I've still never read Dracula.

Doty Family said...

I think I'll stick to Twilight. I have a vision of friendly, hunky vampires that I think I would like to keep. Congrats on your acceptance to both schools! It's fun to get away!!! But being close to home also has it's advantages.