Dracula might not have created the vampire, but it unquestionably defined it. It is the quintessential vampire tale, and it created the most unforgettable horror icon in literature. Both charming aristocrat and violent murderer, Count Dracula is a chilling combination of the supernatural and the human: a being of unimaginable evil lurking just beneath the skin-deep mask of civility. Told in a series of letters and journal entries from multiple points of view, Dracula is the must-read book for any fan of the macabre.
Sassy Count Dragula seeks to unseat the scheming Babebraham Van High Heelsing, who stole her VAMPageant crown, in a sadly unfunny mix of drag ball culture and classic horror. The saucy yet unreliable narrator of this campy novella interjects modern anachronisms, such as Jurassic Park and YouTube, into a story set in 19th-century Romania. Jonathan Harker leaves England and his fianc e, Mina, to visit the centuries-old Count Dragula, planning to restore her crumbling castle. Hopelessly naive, he is confused when the three Daughters of the House of Dragula Fangela, Edwina Sullen, and Lilith Paltrow try to give him a makeover. Dragula, intrigued by Mina's cousin Lukie Westenra and his high cheekbones, hypnotizes him with a cape fetish and transforms him into Lucy Wonderbra. This is all part of Mother Dragula's plan to annihilate Van High Heelsing at the upcoming pageant. While outrageousness, puns, wigs, and padded arses abound, the anachronisms are poorly integrated into the setting, and the jokes feel strained. This slender book may offer a few chuckles to fans of drag and Dracula, but most will sashay away.
I read the book and liked it very much it had wonderful imagery and very entertaining. But I was told It was one of the scariest books to read and was disappointed when I realized it wasnt scary in the least.
A new perspective
As sort of a spontaneous decision I decided to find one of my favorite books in iTunes, when I am suddenly confronted with this book cover. While initially baffled as to why Nicolas Cage was on the cover, I've found that picturing mr. Cage as the quintessential vampire has done nothing but improve the experience.
"I'M A VAMPIRE! I'M A VAMPIRE"
There were three typos, but not bad for a free book. I reiterate FREE, thanks iTunes.