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Dracula the Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker

Dracula the Un-Dead (2009)

by Dacre Stoker (Author), Ian Holt (Author)

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I was not going to read this book, but then a friend loaned it to me and I couldn’t resist. It is the only “Stoker family authorized sequel” to the original Dracula. The book was very interesting with a few original hypotheses about current events in the late 19th century. However, they tampered a little too much with the original “character” of Dracula for my personal taste. As much as I enjoy the various takes on the vampire lore (everything from Anne Rice to Sookie Stackhouse), and as much as I liked the read I am sorry I read it. ( )
  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
enjoyable and hard to put down. glad that someone in the family continued the story. ( )
  jodiesohl | May 4, 2015 |
Wow. I had such high hopes for this one. They turned vampires (and Mina) into super-heroes (I hate super-hero vampires). It had interesting moments (such as including Bram Stoker in the novel as a character, along with the characters from the original Dracula), and had Elizabeth Bathory as a vampire... but, wow. Victorian-age superheroes vs. supervillains. Not at all what I wanted or expected. ( )
  VincentDarlage | Jan 30, 2015 |
I really liked this classic tale.
  dgooler | Jul 1, 2014 |
Oh dear, this book was really dreadful, amateurish and full of anachronisms. Mina Harker was seduced by Dracula [who is actually a goodie, regarding himself as a warrior for Christ]] and he awakened passions in her that the weakling and soon-to-be alcoholic Jonathan Harker could never hope to emulate with his vanilla love making.

Jack Seward is a morphine addict, Lord Godalming never recovers from his broken heart, Van Helsing is not the kindly patriarchal saint we imagined him, and Mina's son [now 25] is a naive and judgmental prig. A thoroughly unlikable set of characters.

Add the villainous Elizabeth Bathory to the mix and oh dear - Bram Stoker is surely spinning in his grave... ( )
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John Barrymore and Bram Stoker himself are among the real-life luminaries who figure in a campy mash of historical fiction and romance-­novel leering that smells of some unholy alliance between E. L. Doctorow and Barbara Cartland.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Stoker, DacreAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holt, IanAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Cnossen, FannekeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grasman, GerardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prebble, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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The official sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendent and endorsed by the Stoker family. The story begins in 1912, twenty-five years after the events described in the original novel. Dr. Jack Seward, now a disgraced morphine addict, hunts vampires across Europe with the help of a mysterious benefactor. Meanwhile, Quincey Harker, the grown son of Jonathan and Mina, leaves law school to pursue a career in stage at London's famous Lyceum Theatre. The production of Dracula at the Lyceum, directed and produced by Bram Stoker, has recently lost its star. Luckily, Quincey knows how to contact the famed Hungarian actor Basarab, who agrees to take the lead role. Quincey soon discovers that the play features his parents and their former friends as characters, and seems to reveal much about the terrible secrets he's always suspected them of harbouring. But, before he can confront them, Jonathan Harker is found murdered. The writers were able to access Bram Stoker's hand-written notes and have included in their story characters and plot threads that had been excised by the publisher from the original printing over a century ago. Dracula is one of the most recognized fictional characters in the world, having spawned dozens of multi-media spin-offs. The Un-Dead is the first Dracula story to enjoy the full support of the Stoker estate since the original 1931 movie starring Bela Lugosi.

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One by one, the band of heroes that defeated Dracula a quarter-century ago is being hunted down. Could it be that Dracula somehow survived their attack and is seeking revenge? Or is there another force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula?… (more)

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