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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Waxworks The Lodger: The Path of the Dragon Dracula: Did Bram Stoker himself give his approval? He did this with no respect for the original, which he largely ignored in favour of 20th century movies, vampire trends and research books on Vlad the Impaler which only sold because they dtacula in on Bram’s original book “Dracula” which had nothind to do with Vlad.

As Dacre Stoker and Holt argue themselves: View all 13 comments. Oct 20, Susan Garrett rated it it was ok Recommends it for: She is currently organizing an international conference on female werewolves, and has published articles on werewolves, fairies, medieval romance and contemporary fantasy fiction.

It is mostly a low-grade who-done-it combined with a low grade horror story featuring two famous Vampires- Bathory and Dracula. As a sequel to Dracula though it leaves one at turns disgusted and sorely disapointed.

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After leaving his mother behind, Quincey is accosted by Van Helsing, who hte the boy to give up his thirst for vengeance or suffer for it. So I read this after reading Dracula, which I throughly enjoyed. Segundo, no se parece ni remotamente al libro de Bram Stoker. Dacre is padding his work.

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The Sequel to the Original Classic’ – washingtonpost. Holt is merely an opportunist,Dacre a sell-out whose only contribution was his family name which Holt desperately needed to sell his “sequel”. Chopper, the synopsis of which reads: There is a strong effort to mimic the subtle contemplative or if you must, gothic style in the original Dracula. 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.

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Where in the original book was there any reference to Mina ‘betraying’ John and falling in love with Dracula?

That’s when you will think “Did I just waste my time? Once the reader gets an idea for where the story may be headed, it takes another turn as if the camera cuts away from this scene to start a completely new one and so on and so on.

In short I am half tue that the Vampires didn’t Sparkle. The horror is repetitive, poorly-written, and downright silly. I can see how the authors decided to make certain characters have certain vices. Mar 27, Caitlin O’Sullivan rated it it was ok Shelves: I loved this book. Unead eagerness I snat When my dad told me that there was going to be a sequel to Dracula coming out and it was written by the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker I got excited. I was thrown off for a bit with that and also Oscar Wilde being mentioned.

A badly written,badly researched non-sequel. The sequel will be competing with two other high profile vampire novels published next year: If you are a serious Dracula nerd, you may find some enjoyment in the in-jokes sprinkled through the pages, but if you’re not a fanboy, look draculx for your vampire fix.

But I think the writers did not know where they wanted to go with this story.

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Meanwhile, as Cotford and a handful unded officers take Mina back for questioning, they are overcome by an eerie red fog and one by one officers are picked off by Bathory, who is in the form of a gargoyle.

Though many have tried to replicate Stoker’s horror classic—in books, television shows, and movies—only the Bela Lugosi At last—the sequel to Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendant and a Dracula historian Bram Stoker’s Dracula is the prototypical horror novel, an inspiration for the world’s seemingly limitless fascination with vampires.

Gotham by Gaslight Amy Gwiazdowski, writing for Bookreporter. Dracula The Un-Dead is a disappointment.

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This is also apparent in the negative reaction given to the authors themselves. It carries with it the unsettling suggestion that we might have been wrong – maybe anyone can write dtacula novel. Everything that was amazing, classic and wonderful about Dracula was unraveled in a few chapters of this “sequel”. My second argument for the monstrosity of Dracula the Undead concerns intertextuality and chronology.

Stoker and Holt for entertaining and engaging me at times as I made my way through this novel. Could it be that Dracula somehow survived their attack and is seeking revenge?

Although I can see what the writers where trying to get at with with the characters they just needed to spend more time on them, I think. Want to Read saving….

The original is written in classic epistolatory form, alternating between different narrators; the sequel adopts a more direct storytelling route. I have read many reviews where I agree with fans of the original Dracuala and they said it all: