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It’s interesting reading this and reflecting upon the influence it
still has from Buffy to Twilight to True Blood. The darkness of the
Un-Dead (Stoker’s original title) must have been a real shocker at the
time – there are some wonderful and twisted ideas on there.

That said, it’s not in the same league as Frankenstein or The Strange
Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (which I kinda put in the same camp).
Those are also original and impactful, but are much tighter, pacier
novels.

At 500 pages, Dracula is crushingly overlong – it desperately needs
some, er, blood letting – and the sexism really grates, even for
Victorian times.