This is our August book group read and I’m really flying through it. I am currently reading it on the Kindle app for the iPhone, although I do have a paper copy of it somewhere, I just haven’t been able to locate it.
It’s not the first time I’ve read Dracula, that happened almost 15 years ago when I was a student. Back then I read it in one sitting and could hardly move when I’d finished.
Given its age, its a remarkably accessible book, really easy to read but also packed with genuinely unsettling moments. Dracula climbing lizard like out of his castle window is profoundly unsettling yet there are moments of humour too, as when one of the doctors proclaims, “Chasing an errant swam of bees is nothing to following a naked lunatic.”
I’m about two thirds of the way through but expect to be finished in pretty short order, so expect a more in depth write up then.