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ISBN: 0451230515

ISBN13: 9780451230515

Dracula the Un-Dead

(Book #2 in the Stoker's Dracula Series)

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From the international bestselling author of Dracul comes the authoritative sequel to Bram Stoker's original horror classic. London, 1912 . A quarter of a century after Count Dracula "crumbled into dust," Quincey Harker--the son of Jonathan and Mina Harker--leaves law school to pursue a career on stage, only to stumble upon the troubled production of Dracula , directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself. As the play plunges Quincey into the world...

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A great horror read, highly recommend.

I really enjoyed this book, from start to finish. The story is very well written, rich in character, story and scenery detail. I never read the original Dracula book, my only background into this story is from watching Coppola's 1992 film, which I also enjoyed. There are many twists and turns in this book which kept me turning the pages late into the night, many readers will moan and complain about liberties taken with the history/intentions of the original characters, but not I. I enjoy the way Stoker and Holt twist and maneuver into new territory with the Characters and allows you to delve further into the what-if and thoughts of the characters. The character of Bathory almost overthrows the entire story because I found her background and determination at times to be more powerfully interesting then all of the other subplots combined. The most convincing moment came not from reading a passage in this book, but when I was walking past a book shelf at Target and picked up a copy of 'Twilight' (Never seen nor read any of those books) so I decided to look and see how the two vampire books compared. I was appalled at how badly written Twilight is, it seems to be written for simpleton's seeking out cheap juvenile vampire hi-jinks. Sad to see the explosion of teenage Vampire books flooding the market, all poorly written and unimaginative. I recommend anyone wanting to read a Vampire book to pick up this sequel to the original Dracula and PUT DOWN those over Twilight/Vampire Diaries/whatever books.

Dracula The Un-Dead Stands On Its Own As A Great Novel

Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt is a sequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Set in 1912, it takes up the story the band of heroes 25 years later. Jonathan and Mina Harker have a son Quincey who is caught between his father's desires for him to complete law school and his own dream of being an actor on stage. While away at college in Paris, Quincey meets the famous Romanian actor Basarab who convinces him to pursue his dreams. Meanwhile, members of the band of heroes are starting to turn up dead. The plot of the novel revolves around who is behind this new series of deaths. Many believe that it is Dracula returned for revenge. Over the 391 pages that make up the core story, Stoker and Holt do a fabulous job of taking reader on a whirlwind story as the mystery unfolds. A Detective Cotford of Scotland Yard recognizes ties to his greatest failure on a serial killer investigation in 1888. His character and Quincey are the ones that propel the story forward. The action is very fast paced as the average chapter is 6-7 pages. I don't read fast enough to take in a novel like this in a single setting, and I often found myself frustrated at having to put it down. I have not read the original, but this is by no means a problem. The authors do a fine job of weaving in the main points from Dracula while also adding their own backstory giving additional details. In addition there is an afterward that explains some intentional deviations from Dracula. Many of these are attempts to connect the Dracula of Hollywood with that of the original Stoker novel. Dracula The Un-Dead is not for the faint of heart or young children. Some of the violence is rather graphic, and the sexual content goes beyond innuendo. One of the characters is also a self declared enemy of God. This is not a new concept, and the character is unambiguously presented as a villain. However, parents should take heed to this in deciding whether or not allow their kids to read the book. It is inline with a strong Rated R movie. Otherwise Dracula The Un-Dead is a finely crafted novel. The writing is top notch, and the story is one that will have you not wanting to put the book down until you are finished. That is my opinion the true mark of a great book. Overall: A

more blood, fun read!

short review.., this is not written the same style as bram's. fast moving, new characters, characters going in unexpected directions, more blood. i am a fan and am seperating this book from the original. very entertaining

Dracula the Un-Dead

I had the pleasure of meeting Dacre Stoker. His power point presentation was outstanding. The book is well worth reading. Open your mind and ignore the negative feedback. The research and creative imagination utilized result in an excellent read. I love the original Bram Stoker Dracula book. I enjoyed this book just as much.

A pleasant surprise

When I initially heard that Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt were working on a sequel to Bram Stoker's "Dracula", I was quite skeptical as I am sure many others were. In fact, it was the negative reviews that I read here that put me off of purchasing the book for the first couple of weeks after it was released. By chance, I happened upon it in a local bookstore while looking for something else and succumbed to the temptation. At first, I understood the criticism some here had heaped upon the book. It was not written in the same epistle style format as Bram's work, nor was the writing the eloquent speech of 19th century English. Furthermore, there seemed to be inconsistencies between this sequel and certain "facts" laid out in the original. Yet, by the time a quarter of the book had passed before my eyes, I found myself enthralled, sharing my excitement with friends and colleagues. What enthralled me? The brilliance of this work rests in its exploration of perspective. What at first seemed to be so many cheapening inconsistencies between this work and the original turned out to be the genius of the sequel. Furthermore, this exploration allows for a new interpretation of the original, one which adds to the classic, making Bram's original even more fascinating than it hereto was. That Stoker and Holt could not only write such a brilliant sequel, but do so in such as way as to add to original, speaks volumes. Dear readers, I am glad that I succumbed to the temptation to purchase this book. I not only enjoyed it but I will now enjoy the original classic all the more for it. There is rumor that Stoker and Holt will be working on another novel, and while I have never been a fan of sequels, much less trilogies, ye gads I hope they do.
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