Even though there are about 50 other things I should be doing right now – two, no three large projects, cleaning or packing and so on – I’m taking a little break to do some work that isn’t being demanded of me. I’ll be putting up a summary of the new book I’m reading: Outliers, and don’t forget about the next chapter of Twelve Extraordinary Women.
I feel like I’ve been diving into classics quite a bit lately. Frankly, it’s fantastic. Even though Stoker’s novel holds high acclaim for obvious reasons, I started Dracula to take a closer look at exceptional prose as well. Whether you’ve read the book or not you can probably deduce that the story is about the most infamous vampire of all time. What you may not know is that ram Stotker’s memorable book was many of similar stories published in his time. Goulish fables designed to portray an incredibly repulsive antagonist. Stoker was able to evoke a character and attitude amongst his cast to create a legend that would influence society for generations.
The plot begins with Mr. Jonathan Harker. Harker takes the place of a respected friend when he travels to work for an intelligent, obscure man. Readers soon find out strange things about the mysterious gentleman and begin to fret about Mr. Harker’s survival. All the while this interesting fellow, Dracula, has Jonathan working to help obtain a residence for Dracule in London. Mr. Harker’s fiance, Mina, and her friends Lucy, Arthur, Drs Steward and Van Helsing with many others become involved. After tragedy strikes, the band of loyal companions find themselves hunting down the greatest enemy they’ll ever know. I was questioning their success for a better part of the story. After all, who’s the character we all know best today?