Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Dracula's Guest

The third Bram Stoker book so far this year is actually a collection of short stories, Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death.

As I write this, I've read six of the nine short stories in the collection.

I'm enjoying this book much more than The Jewel of Seven Stars which, in my view, went on far too long. It would have been much better in my estimation had Stoker shortened that novel by half.

I've downloaded seven of Stoker's novels as ebooks from Project Gutenberg. I'm impressed enough with Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories that I'll choose my next book from that list. Whether I'll read all seven before heading off in another literary direction remains to be seen.

No comments: