Monday, February 3, 2014

Postal Reading Challenge: off to a mediocre start

The Dracula Dossier: A Novel of SuspenseThe Dracula Dossier: A Novel of Suspense by James Reese

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Meh. I enjoyed the characterization in this book. While the plot cleverly interweaves into actual history, it's quite predictable. it's worth reading for the glimpses into the lives of literary lights of the day, but the story isn't particularly compelling.

It's almost cheating to count this for the Postal Reading Challenge. It's told from Stoker's perspective, under the conceit of being a record of a kind with the novel Dracula. While Dracula felt like a scrapbook of various accounts and journals, this is really one long narrative with letters, notes, and articles tacked in here and there. I had hoped for more.

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