“Oh, my God, what have we done to have this terror upon us!”
I finished this one a few weeks ago but the past few weeks has been a tad busy; what with working and going to my best friend’s wedding. But the time has come for me to post about Dracula.
First off I want to say that I was quite surprised about the format in which Dracula was written. When I first opened it I thought it was going to be a very cut and dry novel format, but what I got were pages filled with diary entries, memos, and letters. This made it easier for me to get into the story and actually fall in love with the characters.
Now, we all know the story of Dracula the bat in the night that sucks the blood from humans, but there were still twists and turns. For example; that he mostly targets women, the way you must kill him or anyone changed by him (stake in the heart and cut off their head and fill it with garlic). One of the most surprising things in the book, aside from the blood sucking demon, was the friendships that sprouted from the tragedies that follow the Count. Mina and Lucy started the book as friends but as their relationship is strained Mina becomes friends with Lucy’s score of suitors and her fiance. The friendships are what kept me interested because even though the dark aspects of the book were interesting the bonds that are formed during the period in which they are trying to rid the world of darkness are so heartwarming that you can’t help but fall in love with each of them.