i can't believe i haven't ever read "dracula" before with how much i love vampire stories. it was pretty good. i found dr. van helsing really distracting. i really dislike it when people attempt to write accents into novels. most of the time it makes it incomprehensible so i stop paying attention to that character. and i found a lot of his actions nonsensical. i felt like his actions weren't necessary for the plot or for the well-being of the characters, but just to create drama, which is obnoxious.
i also felt like the characters were overly naive.
but dracula was great. he was terrifying and the whole time i was anxious that they wouldn't be able to overcome him.
definately a must read for vampire fans.