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Author:
Paul Witcover
ISBN13:
978-1595820181
ISBN:
1595820183
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Publisher:
Dark Horse Books; 1st DH Press Ed edition (February 22, 2006)
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Rating:
4.6
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Dracula: Asylum is supposedly a sequel to the 1931 Universal classic starring Bela Lugosi, but the novel takes the original story and drains it of life more effectively than the eponymous antagonist could have.

Dracula: Asylum is supposedly a sequel to the 1931 Universal classic starring Bela Lugosi, but the novel takes the original story and drains it of life more effectively than the eponymous antagonist could have. The author sets his tale during World War I, and brings Dracula back to "life" via a plot device lifted straight from the movie "Return of the Vampire

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Dracula: Asylum is certainly not the most brilliant or original horror story, but it holds its own as an intriguing, entertaining . I didn't expect a lot when I purchased Dracula: Asylum.

Dracula: Asylum is certainly not the most brilliant or original horror story, but it holds its own as an intriguing, entertaining continuation of the movie Dracula, more than worth a glance on a stormy night. a sequel to the Lugosi Dracula, not the Bram Stoker novel on which the Lugosi film was based. All of this lent me pause, but being a fan of the original film, I took a chance. All I can say is this book is better than it has any right to be.

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Dracula: Asylum combines intense horror, psychological tension, and thrilling action to create a successor worthy of the original. The DH Press interpretation of Dracula will bring one of the most durable characters of vampire lore to an established readership of edgy literature. 320 pages, Text Only. NOTE: Also check out Curse of Dracula TPB (2005).

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Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. It introduced the character of Count Dracula, and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and a woman led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.

Since Bram Stoker first penned Dracula in 1897, this horror classic has been endlessly reinterpreted on stage, screen and print. Drawing on Universal Pictures' 1930s rendition of Count Dracula during the Golden Age of horror films, Dracula: Asylum is a bold new turn on a story that has remained a consistent favorite for over 100 years. The book follows the activities at Dr. Seward's Sanatorium, the location from which Dracula drew several victims before being destroyed by Jonathan Harker in the original story. It is now after World War I and after being gone for years Dracula is suddenly restored to earth. Trapped beneath the grounds of the madhouse, his evil reaches out into the minds of the weak and insane - and as a new crop of victims is harvested, new heroes are needed to battle this impenetrable evil. Dracula: Asylum combines intense horror, psychological tension and thrilling action to create a successor worthy of the original.
  • Before my review, I'd like to preface this by saying I'm a huge Dracula fan, both the movie and original novel, as well as all the old Universal monster movies. The fact that someone is attempting to follow up a legend like Dracula, unfortunately already has one strike against them, but I was eager to check it out and planned to like it.

    First, the good points of the book. The parts with Dracula in it are very well done. He has the same charm and creepiness that Bela Lugosi portrayed in the movie. There is a little surprise near the end, which I thought was very very cool. Also, I thought it was cool how it was set basically in the same location as the original movie.

    Now for the negative parts of the book. The biggest one was that, being a book about Dracula, the author makes a serious error in judgment, by not having Dracula fully introduced until literally a THIRD of the way through the book. It starts off slowly and unfortunately stays slow for the next 100 pages or so, where there is really no movement of the plot or story to speak of. The sections that have to do with the Doctor (psychiatrist) and the treatment of her patient are incredibly tedious, boring, and completely stall any momentum in the story. I found myself skimming ahead more than once. There is one whole chapter where the whole thing is one of their sessions, and NOTHING to do with the plot happens in that chapter at all. It could have not been in the book and it wouldn't have hurt the story at all. To me, that says you shouldn't have it in there.
    The book doesn't really get good until the last 100 pages or so, and most people aren't going to plod through the first 200 pages to get to that point, unless they are a die-hard fan like me. The bottom line is this book could have been great if it was at least 50 pages shorter. The editor did NOT do it any favors by keeping it so long and not trimming the fat.
    I'm giving it three stars only because I'm a big Dracula fan, but the truth is it probably only deserves 2 or 2 and a half at most. I honestly can't believe this author put some of the pointless things in the story that he did. If you aren't a fan of Dracula I guarantee you wouldn't like this book. It's the only thing that makes it remotely readable.

  • Like 'The Shadow of Frankenstein', this novel would've served as an excellent follow-up to its source material. A dark, moody piece of work from author Paul Witcover, who kept the voice of Bela Lugosi in his mind as he worked upon it (& with me doing the same while I read it!). Renfield (having survived in the end of the 1931 movie to old age) awakens his master & tells him of the changes that were made during his 'sleep'. Dr. Lisa Watson becomes Dracula's new target while she tries to help her fiancé Denis Faulks (who thinks he's Sherlock Holmes) out of his amnesia after a war injury. The ending offers a surprise you'd never expect to see, & no, it's NOT an appearance by Van Helsing either! A highly recommended read!

  • Dracula: Asylum is supposedly a sequel to the 1931 Universal classic starring Bela Lugosi, but the novel takes the original story and drains it of life more effectively than the eponymous antagonist could have. The author sets his tale during World War I, and brings Dracula back to "life" via a plot device lifted straight from the movie "Return of the Vampire." The main character is a very anachronistic female psychiatrist who never becomes likeable, and the bulk of the narrative is devoted to her therapeutic sessions with her boyfriend, a shell-shocked soldier who thinks he is Sherlock Holmes. The vampire business makes up only a fraction of the whole novel, and considering the liberties the writer takes with vampire legend that may be just as well. Despite being based upon the 1931 film, the novel brazenly contradicts the movie left and right. The big twist at the end is twisted indeed, and would have been enough to doom this poorly conceived novel all on its own. Suffice it to say that the final revelation is one that Christians will find literally sacriligious. A terrible book on all counts, and a slap in the face to all fans of the movie from which it is allegedly derived.

  • wasnt super scary but good story line cant wait till i get the next book charaters
    we're pretty good but dracula's dreams caused the great war is kinda deep but it worked that something this evil as dracula could cause it to happen but being judas wow now thats deep good book liked it