Wednesday, 3 September 2008

On reading Dracula

This novel is a fictionalised, fantastical version of Jack the Ripper ('Bram Stoker's Jackula'). Not that Dracula is Jack; no, the portrait of the serial killer in this novel is Van Helsing ('From Hellsing'), trotting about London with his little black bag, carving up and mutilating the body of Lucy Westenra in that horrible enclosed space. Of course, he believes he had good cause for his actions; but presumably so did the ripper ...

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