I love to read and you must also, since you’re here! My 'currently-reading' list always includes a book I am reading as well as one I'm listening to. This blog, a labor of love and a constant work-in-progress, is a way for me to share my thoughts about what I've read; I'm not a pro but I am passionate! I have purposely not summarized plot lines because the people that do that professionally are so darn good at it. I hope you enjoy the opinions and musings you find here. Thank you for visiting!
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx
I was surprised at how this book captured my interest. Admitting that I had never read this classic was becoming embarrassing, so with trepidation I finally picked it up and was relieved to find it mostly captivating. The writing style, which I believe to be typical for the time in which Dracula was written, made parts of the book a struggle. The characters are incredibly verbose and emotional creating a redundancy that made it difficult to stay attentive. Ultimately the novel is saved by the unexpectedly frightening horror story. Published in the late 1800's, I can't fathom the shock-and-awe Dracula likely inspired within the literary community at that time.