Thursday, November 08, 2012

Thursday Extracts: Out for blood

Thanks to Google for the hint!
Today is Bram Stoker's 165th birthday. So I couldn't really give you anything else could I?

I read that every known superstition in the world is gathered into the horseshoe of the Carpathians, as if it were the centre of some sort of imaginative whirlpool; if so my stay may be very interesting. (Mem., I must ask the Count all about them.)
I did not sleep well, though my bed was comfortable enough, for I had all sorts of queer dreams. There was a dog howling all night under my window, which may have had something to do with it; or it may have been the paprika, for I had to drink up all the water in my carafe, and was still thirsty. Towards morning I slept and was wakened by the continuous knocking at my door, so I guess I must have been sleeping soundly then.

Bram Stoker


snafu said...

Still a very readable book. Often a one of the 'first of the genre' becomes outdated as writing style changes in step with changes in the spoken language, but this novel seems to have retained its freshness.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Anne - now I know what that Google logo meant - I think I probably need to actually read Dracula .. something to add to the list .. Happy Birthday Mr Stoker even if you're somewhat ancient now! Cheers Hilary