Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!
This week’s book:
Dracula by Bram Stoker
BLURB FROM GOODREADS:
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client’s castle.
Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck; and a lunatic asylum inmate raves about the imminent arrival of his ‘Master’.
In the ensuing battle of wits between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries, Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing into questions of identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.
Why I want to read this
I was thinking of what would be a good Halloween read this year and Dracula popped into my head. I’ve always been terrified of the horror genre but if it’s a more atmospheric type horror rather than something with nausea inducing, squeamish imagery then I can enjoy it. And I’m hoping that Dracula fits into the former. I reckon I know nothing about the actual story! Because I feel what I have heard about Dracula over the years has probably been watered down / twisted / altered etc. as tends to happen to classics that have been adapted and retold countless times. Well that was my experience with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein….
Have you read Dracula? Seen a great film or TV adaptation of it? Let’s chat in the comments below!