Dracula (Modern Library Classics) by Bram Stoker
Reviewed by Doug Brown
"Recently suffering through Francis Ford Coppola's lurid soft-porn goth fantasy film Bram Stoker's Dracula sparked me to pull out the novel and read it yet again, just to remind myself how little the two have in common. Despite the title, Coppola's film owes much more to Jean Cocteau and Anne Rice than anything Bram Stoker wrote. There is no 'love never dies' Beauty and the Beast subplot in Stoker's novel, nor is Dracula a goth wet dream of a tormented melancholic soul with a rock star's fashion sense. Stoker's Dracula is a creepy monster, and the novel is much cooler for it...." Read the entire Powells.com review.