I’m finally back to reading and blogging! After a few months of travelling and university, I’ve actually succeeded in reading a book – who knew being busy was a viable excuse for not reading! Without further ado, lets get into the review.
Dracula is Bram Stoker’s exemplary literary contribution dating all the way back to 1897. The novel is fuelled with scandal, love, peril and horror, representing some of the very first influences of the gothic genre. As well a this, Dracula‘s iconic reputation as a character helped pave the characterisation of what a vampire conceptually is in popular culture today. It makes for an interesting read and taught me to appreciate the pure innovation this story and its characters represented for its timeframe. If I was alive in 1897, I would have adored this book and what it meant for the cultural innovation and the controversial assets for its time. However, reading the novel as someone from the twenty-first century, I was sometimes left wanting more than I received.