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Monday, December 6, 2010

Dracula in Love

Dracula in Love
Karen Essex

      Mina Harker takes you on a journey into Victorian England that is a far cry from the original tale of Dracula written by Bram Stoker. She leads you into her bedroom, mist covered cemeteries and an asylum that is absolutely horrifying with secrets that are locked within its doors.
     You will be taken on a journey from the River Thames to the Yorkshire coast. You will discover the obsession that  Dracula has for Mina that has spanned centuries and the love affair that has linked them forever. In addition, Mina will have to make a decision she has been avoiding for almost a millennium.
      Bram Stoker's Dracula gives us one version of what happened in which Mina Harker bares no responsibility for what happened. Karen Essex portrays an entirely different woman who's sensuality is a far cry from what was originally shown. This Mina would have turned Victorian England on it's ear. There are many fans of Dracula who would take exception to the story. I saw this in the sequel that was written by Dacre Stoker, the great-nephew of Bram Stoker. I, however, happen to believe there is more then one way a story can unfold.
     Unfortunately, I found the story to move very slowly. As a result, I had trouble maintaining interest. Once I reached the last third of the book, I couldn't put it down. If the entire book had been like the last part, I would have rated the book as five stars. Since it took so long to gain my interest, I can only give it three stars.
didn't like itit was okliked it (my current rating)really liked itit was amazing


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