TEXT Dracula in Love

FREE MOBI Å DOC Dracula in Love Û KAREN ESSEX Û From the shadowy banks of the River Thames to the wild and windswept Yorkshire coast Dracula's beautiful eternal muse Mina the most famous woman in vampire lore vividly recounts the joys and terrors of a passionate affair that has linked her and Count Dracula through the cenInked her and Count Dracula through the centuries and her rebellion against her own frightening preternatural powersMina's vampire tale is a compelling journey into Victorian England's dimly lit bedrooms mist filled cemeteries and t The dustcover of this book promises Karen Essex breathes startling new life into the characters of Bram Stoker's Dracula While it's true her novel is a retelling of the Dracula story from Mina Murray's point of view there's nothing startling or lively about her characters I was intrigued at first reading through a few chapters with hopeful enthusiasm Fifty pages in I was both disatisfied and bored The only thing 'startling' about the book were a few egregious sexual scenes and the complete absence of Essex's Dracula characterThe author's characterization of the main character Mina Murray was downright maddening She vacillated so swiftly and dramatically a reader could get motion sickness Mina was strong No she was weak and cried and had to be carried a lot She had decided No she had changed her mind sometimes in the same paragraph She raged and fought she wept and sucuumbedThe whole premise of this book is that Dracula had not just desired Mina but had loved her Essex gives us nothing in her characterization of the 'heroine' to love Frankly I disliked Mina from the beginning and learned to loathe her by the end And although Essex insists that the characters of Count Dracula and Mina Murray love each other there was nothing in their interaction that convinced me of the fact I saw lust and desire but nothing of a tender nature well except for the parts in which he carried her and frankly I think that was out of an impatient need to get to the next part of the storyDracula was no better presented He wasn't just brooding he was pouty He would MAKE Mina remember their love across time No wait he would be patient and let her remember on her own The only thing Essex's characters did consistently was change their minds I'm not sure how or why I finished reading this book Normally any reading material that made me this frustrated would have been abandoned halfway through Essex had a rather complicated sub plot regarding Mina Murray's origins however and perhaps I was curious to see where she might take it Like Essex's characterization this subplot could have been written plausibly but in the end fell short made me roll my eyes and think 'Oh puh lease' I finished Dracula in Love at 1am last night with a muttered Well that was a waste of my time and promptly fell asleep It didn't thrill or frighten me It didn't seduce or titillate me All I can say is I'm glad I got this from the library rather than spending my hard earned money on it

EBOOK Ô Dracula in Love é Karen Essex

From the shadowy banks of the River Thames to the wild and windswept Yorkshire coast Dracula's beautiful eternal muse Mina the most famous woman in vampire lore vividly recounts the joys and terrors of a passionate affair that has l First off the title is misleading There is no love involved in this story There's a lot of lust but no evidence of stronger feelings And since this is told in Mina's first person POV we don't get to know Dracula or his feelings at all I wanted to put this down around page 50 after reading an awful cringe worthy description of masturbation but I felt obligated to keep reading The whole novel is like one long mindtrip and in the end it just didn't make a lot of sense to me and there were several cringe worthy sexual descriptions along the way I kept reading because I liked Mina and I felt very sorry for her and I kept waiting for the payoff waiting for that moment where I could say That's it there's the heart of the story that's the point of it all But it never came

Karen Essex é Dracula in Love PDF

Dracula in LoveErrifying asylum chambers revealing the dark secrets and mysteries locked within Time falls away as she confronts perils far beyond mortal comprehension and must finally make the decision she has been avoiding for almost a millenniu Okay feminist Dracula Where do I start with you? I think I read Dracula for the first time at around eight years old I can remember the exact book where I got it what I felt everything And I loved it It's a classic And in case you've been living under a rock for forever it's a Victorian novel And yeah the biting is a metaphor for sexI mention this for two reasons one because this novel contains some very un Victorian ideas and there's less metaphor for sex and actual sex And it wasn't the most awesome sex But we'll get to that Yes Dracula is a pretty sexist novel when you get down to it But rewriting Dracula to make all the male characters the bad guys because they're oppressing female sexuality and using a classic novel to stick it to the man is reaaaaaally not going to rewrite history Women were oppressed sure Making Mina a forward thinking woman doesn't change thatI'm not saying the entire book was bad The writing was actually pretty well done It doesn't flawlessly follow the source novel but it's close enough and that's fine considering it's a rewrite and all that And part of me is really glad to see a novel from Mina's point of view because it's Mina but on the other hand I don't think view spoilerturning Mina Murray Harker into a fairy princess is entirely the right direction to go hide spoiler