Published on March 19th, 2009 | by lecraic7
Dracula – One City, One Book
April is One City, One Book month in Dublin. This is the fourth year of the project which is designed to encourage everyone to read the same book during the month of April.
I’ve watched many vampire film over the years, but have never read the most famous vampire book of all so I will definitely be giving this a go. I tried Gulliver’s Travels for last years One City, One Book – but found it a chore to read and I never completed it. I don’t believe in wasting time on something if I’m not enjoying it.
A few of the quotes from the Penguin Classic edition make it sound like a promising read.
Few novels have gripped the reader so irresistibly…Dracula remains one of the most sexually charged literary works ever written’ Observer
‘Nobody has ever filmed it like Stoker wrote it’ Christopher Lee
‘One of the most powerful horror tales ever written’ Mail on Sunday
‘The classic gore-sucker’ Sunday Times
The Sunday Tribune also have a short story competition running at the moment in association with Dublin City Council. Incorporate the following line from the book in a story of no more than 800 words:
“His eyes blazed with a sort of demoniac fury, and he suddenly made a grab at my throat.”
Email the entry to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 27th March and your masterpiece might be published.
Finally, this week’s New Yorker has a brilliant piece entitled “In the blood – Why do vampires still thrill?” – an absolute must read if you are going to tackle the book.