Thursday, December 31, 2015
DRACULA - Bram Stoker
After watching Dracula movies for 50 years I finally got to read the book.
The young lawyer Jonathan Harker goes to Dracula's castle to assist with expediting the Counts move to England. It is here that strange behaviour is noted and from here the story unfolds.
The story is told by way of diaries,letters and newspaper articles. The diaries and letters are written by Harker, his wife and others, notably Dr Seward and Van Helsing who are all main players in the story.
What surprised me is that its not Van Helsing who is the star of the story but rather Mina Harker.
She is a true hero and I am surprised that she does not feature more when female heroines are mentioned as is often the case these days.
This is a true horror story and I should have read it years ago.