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 Post subject: Dracula: The Un-Dead
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http://www.amazon.com/Dracula-Un-Dead-D ... 414&sr=1-1

From the amazon.co.uk's synopsis I pasted the following;

"The official sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendent and endorsed by the Stoker family. The story begins in 1912, twenty-five years after the events described in the original novel. Dr. Jack Seward, now a disgraced morphine addict, hunts vampires across Europe with the help of a mysterious benefactor. Meanwhile, Quincey Harker, the grown son of Jonathan and Mina, leaves law school to pursue a career in stage at London's famous Lyceum Theatre. The production of Dracula at the Lyceum, directed and produced by Bram Stoker, has recently lost its star. Luckily, Quincey knows how to contact the famed Hungarian actor Basarab, who agrees to take the lead role. Quincey soon discovers that the play features his parents and their former friends as characters, and seems to reveal much about the terrible secrets he's always suspected them of harbouring. But, before he can confront them, Jonathan Harker is found murdered. The writers were able to access Bram Stoker's hand-written notes and have included in their story characters and plot threads that had been excised by the publisher from the original printing over a century ago. Dracula is one of the most recognized fictional characters in the world, having spawned dozens of multi-media spin-offs. The Un-Dead is the first Dracula story to enjoy the full support of the Stoker estate since the original 1931 movie starring Bela Lugosi."

It's out in the US on October 13th, but in the UK we get it on September 24th. Dracula is one of my favorite books, so I can't wait for this, won't be as good as the original of course, but hopefully still pretty decent, it's also being made into a movie which will be interesting to see.


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Thanks sir for posting this, sounds like a good dark read.

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Thanks sir for posting this, sounds like a good dark read.


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A sequel of the same name "Dracula the Undead" was written over a decade ago by Freda Warrington, although it didn't have the distinction of being an official sequel and written by a member of the Stoker family, I quite enjoyed it, it almost seemed like it was written by Bram Stoker. There was one error which annoyed me a little however, and that's Dracula's main residence in England being referred to as 'Carfax Abbey' which it only is in the films, in the book Carfax is not an abbey.

http://www.draculatheun-dead.com/stoker ... xcerpt.htm

In this excerpt of this new official sequel however, it appears Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt have made the same mistake, calling it an abbey, they also make reference to Dracula having the strength of ten men, when in fact he is described in the original novel as having the strength of twenty men and the excerpt also states "he will burn to ash if struck by the light of the sun", yet again another invention of the movies and not present within the original novel. Why he is referred to as Prince Dracula instead of Count is also strange, maybe like Coppola's film they are attempting to link him with Vlad the Imapler?

Anyway all of these changes leave me a little worried as to this new sequel's quality, but I suppose I'll just have to wait and see untill it comes out.


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Well I read it over a week ago now, it was terrible lol.


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Well I read it over a week ago now, it was terrible lol.




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