Dracula: The Un-Dead [Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt] on In this sequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, his great-grandnephew offers one of the rowdiest revisionist treatments of the most influential vampire novel .. Dracula-the undead. Dracula, the Un-Dead [Dacre Stoker] on The official sequel to Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, written by his direct Dracula-the undead. Review: Dracula the Un-Dead, by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt all struck me as entirely appropriate given the undead schemers they face.
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Though they were victorious in their quest, the band of heroes has now become a broken shadow of its former self; Jack Seward has become a morphine addict obsessed with stamping out the undead, Arthur Holmwood hides behind his loveless marriage and Jonathan Harker drowns his sorrows and insecurities in alcohol and prostitutes over Mina ‘s remaining taint from Dracula, which has caused her to retain her youth.
I read somewhere, they had become enemies, because Radu fought for Ottoman empire, while Vlad against. But at the en I know that many people have readily slated this book as being ridiculous. It reads like bad fan fiction. I argue that this book, like all good monsters, encourages scrutiny of the culture which created it, and of the community which rejected it. If for an individual a more recent text is a starting point for the exploration of older texts, that intertextuality is as relevant as any other.
The grammar is horrific. I could not wait to get my hands on Dracula Un-Dead.
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My guess is that someone I found this an appallingly bad book and despite being a fast reader, resorting to a lot of skim reading I have so far been unable to make it past page 64 or the end of chapter nine.
I could see each scene in my mind, the dramatic moments, the cinematic special effects Finished listening to this tale about “the band of heroes” a phrase heard endlessly over the course of this story. Eventually they rise up and undesd through into the light. Mina manages to get on a train, where she is attacked by Bathory; just as Bathory is set stokeg kill Mina, Dracula appears.
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After eluding the police, Quincey and Arthur break into Seward’s place and find that he was in correspondence with Basarab, which puzzles Quincey. The action was frenetic – there are a few good ‘race to get somewhere scenes’ – but the characters’ inner monologues were laughably bad.
Why kill off the great charaters in the first book and make them into a bunch of hateful loosers? Heroes that fell from grace, sure, but maybe there’s a spiffy character arc that puts them through the ringer and they will eventually arise to fight through it all.
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Van Helsing then drops a bombshell: Open Preview See a Problem? I also did not like what they did to Mina and Johnathon. I was thrown off for a bit with that and also Oscar Wilde being mentioned. As I looked into the making of this book, I found out Ian Holt, co-writing with Dacre Stoker, was the main driving force for this book and he is indeed a screenwriter who plans to bring this book to the big screen next year. Winnipeg Free Press reviewer Kenneth MacKendrick called it “tempting enough to read and bad enough to be controversial, striking a balance between sensationalism and mediocrity”.
Bathory is the big bad no spoiler and is possibly the only well-drawn and interesting character, but when push comes to shove she twirls her mustache trust me, she’s probably had one and is prepared to tie the tempting bit of bait to the railroad tracks in the best Snidely Whiplash impersonation, evah!
I can even justify the idea of making Dracula a good guy in “Wicked” style not that I approve as Dracula’s cool calculating evil is what made him such an intriguing character to begin with, still I’m trying to give it the ben.
There is a strong effort to mimic the subtle contemplative or if you must, gothic style in the original Dracula. It just doesn’t seem right, the way his story ended. Lists with This Book.
Jun 17, Konnersdad rated it did not like it. I would have rather him have a heart attack. If I want gory details, I will just spend 10 euros to see some Saw film at the cinema.
Downloaded this from Kindle and thank the Lorhd I didn’t pay hardcover price for it. It drackla shows in how different and cold these characters are from the original story.
This is completely under I wanted to like this book.
The name-checking of entertainment types who have had something to do with Dracula – cheap, boring and distracting. It unsettles the relationships between author, text and reader, and encourages scrutiny of the culture which created it, and dracu,a the community which rejected it. It is as if the two of them sat dacrs, wa When I read the last page and closed the book I had mixed emotions.
I am not a fan, yndead, of the wanton use of Bram’s name and reputation by his far removed descendant to cash in on a pop-culture craze. Most of all, I have no idea why Dracula chose to conceal himself from his relative using the cunning ruse of going under his own surname. I know that many people have readily slated this book as being ridiculous.
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After all, the main piece of work is that of Bram Stoker, and it seems almost irreverent to change his version to match your own. There’s a detective trying to solve a crime, but the reader already knows what’s going on, so the mystery isn’t very mysterious. And, of course, you need a descendent to carry on the fight Quincy from Mina and Jonathan.
I got it for christmas as was extremely excited to read it, in fact I read it in 2 days with interruption of course. Remember me on this computer.
He was not Edward Cullen. I have to say I was ecstatic to read Dracula Undead, especially knowing it was written by a direct descendant from the Stoker family and authorized by its estate. It does not help the story and lowers it to the level of a WB show with silly vampire teens. A film version is also in the works, with shooting expected to begin next June.