Sunday, January 22, 2012

Opening Sentence: Dracula


How these papers have been placed in sequence will be made manifest in the reading of them.
-- Dracula by Bram Stoker.

The opening make sense when you realize that the novel is told through a series of documents -- journals, letters, telegrams, newspaper stories, etc.

This is excellent! I do not read any vampire books, as a rule, so maybe I am enjoying this one so much because it isn't a worn-out story for me. I am continually surprised by how fresh and modern the book feels, even though this one -- the original -- was published in 1897.

This counts as the "horror" choice for the Back to the Classic Challenge hosted by Sarah at Sarah Reads Too Much



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