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Dracula - Bram Stoker, Maurice Hindle, Christopher Frayling I had to read this for A-Levels - and compare it to Frankenstein. I didn't much like either of them to be honest, but I couldn't stand Dracula. His style of writing is easier to read then Frankenstein, but the story is here and there.

I didn't like any of the characters. Mina annoyed the Hell out of me. Dracula barely seemed to feature apart from in the beginning and he was the most interesting.

I liked the beginning few chapters, but then it just seemed to go down hill for me. Bram Stoker himself seemed to get a bit bored half way through as it rambled on a bit. Hardly scary or suspenseful. That's probably to do with modern standards as to what is scary or suspenseful - but either way. I didn't like this book full stop.

Perhaps in the future I'll read it again. School reads for the most part, just made reading tedious and boring.

All in all, I'm not a fan of horror, paranormal or supernatural so I'm probably more inclined to dislike anything within this genre.