I was not expecting to enjoy the original Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker. I don’t like vampire books, after all. The beginning was difficult to get through, at first. But once the story started coming together, the accounts of different characters each blending together and making for a fascinating story told in fictional journal entries and newspaper clippings, I couldn’t put this gothic novel down! Especially when the characters banded together as a team to combat the evil presence roaming about, I was in love. I’m so fond of this classic old thriller for its spirit of friendship and adventure!