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Dracula: The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt

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The familiar story of Count Dracula has been updated in this new sequel to Bram Stoker's seminal vampire novel. Coauthored by the Stoker's great-grandnephew, the continuation of Dracula's saga may feel like a comfortable old blanket to some readers and like a burr in a boot to others. The central characters from the original work are all here, including Van Helsing, Jonathan and Mina Harker, John Seward, Arthur Holmwood and, of course, Dracula. In addition, we get some bonus historical characters like Countess Bathory and Jack the Ripper and even a reference to the Titanic! Taken for what it is, this novel is a fun entry into the vampire genre. Amongst the gratuitous sex, bloody carnage and breakneck pace, the reader is introduced to a new and improved (maybe) Count Dracula who exhibits a sense of morality and docility that make him seem more like a deeply flawed, intelligent man than a blood-thirsty creature of the night.

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