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Dracul by Dacre Stoker, J. D. Barker

Dracul

Dacre Stoker, J. D. Barker

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Imprint: Bantam Press
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 18 Oct 2018
ISBN: 9780593080108

'Reading Dracul is like watching a classic vampire film . Stine, author of GoosebumpsDracul reveals not only the true origins of Dracula himself, but also of his creator, Bram Stoker . His fervent prayer is that he will survive this one night - a night that will prove to be the longest of his life.

4 stars out of 5
Zoë Apostolides
26 Oct 2018

"In its crafty structure and unhurried layering of dread, this addition to the canon is a brilliantly entertaining read, and offers a chilling response."

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The conceit here is clever: enlisting the tropes and characteristics largely invented by Stoker for a story about him, and the proposal that his interest in this fantasy could well have trodden the line between fiction and personal experience. Although it’s unclear exactly how much licence has been taken with such insights, what becomes obvious is that Stoker did encounter something more formative than a streak of imaginative genius. What did he truly believe, as he wrote this seminal book at the tail-end of the 19th century?In its crafty structure and unhurried layering of dread, this addition to the canon is a brilliantly entertaining read, and offers a chilling response.

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