Synopsis: The novel starts with the journals of Jonathan Harker travelling to Transylvania to help Count Dracula complete his purchase of property in England. It doesn’t take Jonathan long to feel the eeriness of Dracula’s castle and long to get home to his finance, Mina Murray.
The journals continue in the voice of Mina when it’s clear Jonathan is in trouble and unable to send anymore letters. Mina has her own set of problems in England though with her best friend Lucy Westerna. This novel continues to grip readers with the voices of Dr Seward and Van Helsing as we learn what Dracula really is.
Review: Dracula by Bram Stoker was a thrilling and captivating read. You really have to forget all the Vampire stuff you’ve heard and read this for the masterpiece it truly is. Stoker paints a beautiful picture that will send a chill down your spine.
I’ve been wanting to read more classics and I’m really glad I picked this one. The writing style is one of the first of its time as the whole novel is telling a story through journal entries. Which I happen to love the jump between characters.
Speaking of characters. Dracula has changed throughout the years and this novel tells the true tale of Dracula – vampire and a real villain.