26 August 2018

Dracul; Dacre Stoker

DraculDracul by Dacre Stoker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Who better to write a prequel to Dracula than a Stoker? There are no sparkly vampires here, nor are there many deviations to the Dracula that Bram Stoker imagined, instead there is the understated menace of the original with several set pieces that heighten the horror. By giving Bram the lead in the story, and setting it in Dublin, Dracul creates a world where the fictional Dracula came from Bram's real life experiences. Perhaps a little slow moving for some, but it does feel like the original.

ARC provided by publisher.

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