Monday, October 18, 2010

Your thoughts on Dracula by Bram Stoker and Inspired Works

So for the RIP Challenge I have chosen Relic and Dracula, my Relic review will be up tomorrow.  I love watching horror movies but haven't read any, most of the recommendations I have received I consider to be scary because they mess with your head, which are Great and I Love but not horror in my mind, so I have chose the classic horror Dracula.

What are your thoughts, did you love it, when did you read it, have you read inspired works, etc?

Also, this month I have noticed so many Books inspired from Dracula, have you read them, will you, what do you think?

Here are the Inspired Works I found on the blogosphere that I may read if I enjoy Dracula.

Dracula in Love by Karen Essex

From Karen Essex's site

London, 1890. Mina Murray, the rosy-cheeked, quintessentially pure Victorian heroine, becomes Count Dracula’s object of desire. To preserve her chastity, five male “defenders” rush in to rescue her from the vampire’s evil clutches. This is the version of the story we've been told. But now, from Mina’s own pen, we discover that the story is vastly different when told from the female point of view.

In this captivating, bold act of storytelling, award-winning author Karen Essex breathes startling new life into the characters of Bram Stoker's Dracula, transporting the reader into the erotic and bizarre underbelly of the original story. While loosely following the events of its classic predecessor, Dracula in Love deviates from the path at every turn.

The Stoker Sisters, daughters of dracula by Kailin Gow

From Amazon

Two sisters... Born during the time of Jane Austen... Set to marry for advancement, but escaped their fates by becoming vampires. Now vampires in the 21st century, hunted by a sect of rogue hunters and governed by an ancient Romanian and Bulgarian vampire myth, the sisters live in a small beach town of California where they meet Keegan Knowles, a mysterious boy. For hundreds of years they've shared clothes, books, and their home, but will they share the same boy or is it there going to be war?

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  1. Haven't read the original book nor any inspired ones. Don't know why, but someday I probably should!

  2. I haven't read the original--so I can't help you there. Is Salem's Lot by Stephen King a vampire book? It is supposed to be really scary....

  3. I picked up a copy of Bram Stokers's last week and hope to read it soon.

    Right now I'm reading The Historian which I'd recommend - great Dracula research.

    Another I'd like to read is Syrie James - Dracula, My Love which was released at the same time as the Karen Essex but I haven't heard much about it around the blogs.

  4. I haven't read these, but they sound great. I love scary books.

  5. I can not believe I've never even attempted Dracula!

  6. I LOVED Dracula. No, make it LOVE in the present tense. It's one of my favorite classics ever and I don't even like horror that much - unless it is done the traditional way (eg. Dracula, The Strain, The Passage). I started reading this book expecting to not like it much - I couldn't even put it down. I actually listened to it, and boy, that is a really spooky thing to do. In fact, if you really want to get scared out of your seat, you should listen to the audiobook. ;-)


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