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A Book Review

"Dracula The Undead" by Dacre Stroker and Ian Hold is a sequel to Bran Stroker's "Dracula". The principle author is a descendant of Bram and does a wonderful job of crafting a continuation of the Dracula story. The inclusion of actual events (no spoilers here!), Bram's notes, and Bram himself are nice touches. Jack the Ripper makes an appearance, too. The author's (and other scholars') notes at the end explain where some of the names came from and how historical events fit into the context of the story. It is a fast paced read and certainly not for the faint of heart - people are set afire, impaled and fall of cliffs. I enjoyed the story even though I usually am not a fan of vampire stories. The historical aspect of the story is what intrigued me the most.

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scheng1 wrote on December 3, 2014, 8:53 AM

As long as they do not have a colorful and gross pictures inside, i can stomach it.

Ingrid wrote on December 3, 2014, 9:04 AM

No photo or pictures in this book. I would not have liked the book if there were.

Feisty56 wrote on December 3, 2014, 9:37 AM

It's intriguing that a descendent of Bram Stoker has taken up the vampire tale -- that alone piques my interest. I am not a fan of the current vampire phenomenon, but will add "Dracula The Undead" to my "Want to Read" list.