Guest Review by Lee S.
This classic horror novel continues to hold up tremendously well. The novel, told through a series of letters, articles and diary entries, in addition to being surprisingly frightening makes a clever use of its format as part of the plot. Its greatest weakness for the modern reader lies in the fact that, as it often has served as an inspiration for tales and parodies for over a century, is that it at times can be somewhat predictable and certain elements, such as the use of garlic to ward off vampires, do lose some of their drama.
Despite these issues it is an excellent story which still has the power to scare to this day and I would highly recommend it.