STOKER’S MANUSCRIPT

3 Sep
G. P. Putnam’s Sons published by the Penguin Group 2013 Fiction 338 pages hardcover

G. P. Putnam’s Sons published by the Penguin Group 2013
Fiction 338 pages hardcover

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American handwriting and manuscript expert is commissioned to authenticate and purchase the original draft of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The client wishes to remain anonymous, and uses an intermediary as go-between. The American travels to Romania, with the promise of a four million dollar payday, manuscript in hand, and finds that he may be in over his head, soon realizing that the reclusive buyer is a member of the oldest family in Transylvania.

In my opinion:

I’d say more than half the pages in this book are monotonous and of absolutely no consequence whatsoever other than to give the reader significant pause. The first few chapters, I will say, are promising, but then the off-putting minutiae, that adds absolutely nothing to the plot begins. For me it was distracting. This author writes on and on and on about nothing, in a lame attempt to include bogus ‘facts’ about the mythological beliefs of vampires. The title is misleading, and the book as a whole has very little to do with the actual manuscript; the characters are flat and without depth; most pages just ramble, then jump from one scene to the next without flow. And, that this author writes down to his reader is a huge turn-off (I rolled my eyes several times). Too bad because I really wanted to like this book.

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Bram Stoker (1847-1912) by-name of Abraham Stoker was an Irish writer whose masterpiece novel, Dracula first appeared in 1897 in epistolary/journal form, and tells the story of a Transylvanian vampire. Stoker published other works but none of them ever came close to the quality and popularity of Dracula.

(Patrick) Royce Prouty lives in Southern California with his wife. This is Prouty’s first novel.

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2 Responses to “STOKER’S MANUSCRIPT”

  1. thewanderingbookmark September 3, 2014 at 8:59 p09 #

    That’s unfortunate. Definitely doesn’t sound like something I should waste my time reading.

  2. Chris Sullivan September 5, 2014 at 8:59 p09 #

    Shame that such an interesting premise should be wasted. And talking down to your audience is a big no no and as you wrote a huge turn off.

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