I read this in college and remember having pretty high expectations for the book considering that Bela Lugosi’s Dracula scared the bejesus out of me when I was naïve youth and naturally when I got to college and had to read it, I just knew I would have to sleep with my dorm room light on.
If I didn’t know it was a journal entry or an epistolary book I would venture a resounding ‘Who cares.’ And if I’m being perfectly honest I still don’t care.
I am quite interested in how and/or if my reading and opinion of the novel have changed since I last read it 20 years ago.
My Dearest Mina, –
. . . it never rains but it pours. How true the old proverbs are. Here am I, who will be twenty in September, and yet I never had a proposal til to-day, not a real proposal, and to-day I have had three. Just fancy! THREE proposals in one day! Isn’t it awful! I feel sorry, really and truly sorry, for two of the poor fellows.
Bram Stoker, Dracula pages 56