Book Review; Bram Stoker’s Dracula
June 1, 2012 3 Comments
Written during the last years of the 19th century, it’s considered by many to be a gothic novel due to the ominous and dark prose.
The first thing that caught my eye is that the entire book it told not in one POV, but rather, in several and all through letters, journal entries and business correspondence. Having seen the movie, I can understand why the director would chose to take Mina POV through the movie.
Another thing that caught my eye was the prose. It was an awkward read. Flowery prose that often goes into great detail and descriptions. The dialogue left me shaking my head and wondering if Victorian England really spoke that way, and I had to constantly remind myself that this was the way they wrote novels back then. Anyone who has read a Jane Austin novel can understand.
Despite the awkwardness, I did enjoy it!