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A whole new world opening up.
on November 10, 1997
When I walked into my city's public library, I was looking for an interesting novel that I could read for pleasure. I love anything dealing with vampires, the supernatural, science fiction, and romance. I came across "Dracula Unbound, and was attracted to the beautiful cover, with the large skull, including the little picture of the sunset in the right, hollow eye socket of the cranium. I started reading, and I decided I wasn't going to read anymmore, because the situation in the beginning was too confusing, so it collected dust for several months. I was too lazy to return it to the library, so I broke down and read it. I was still confused, but I kept reading, and I was thrilled! It had mystery, suspense, laughter, and even a partial love scene. I cried, laughed, and was even on the edge of my seat as some say when they see or hear something riveting. I was taken through diffrent places and times, and had the honor and pleasure of meeting Bram Stoker, the master of gothic lore. I was introduced to complex and intriguing confrontations, with nemesis and people of good will. I would recommend this book to everybody and anyone who likes to guess what's going to happen next-that's exactly what I was doing in this marvelous novel. Brian W. Aldiss is a very creative, and knows his stuff. Anyone who can write something to the point that I'm literally in a dreamy state, is someone I consider to be a darn good writer. I was lost to all time and reality while reading this book, and sometimes I would lay on my soft bed, and catch myself reading for what would be hours. I haven't come across any novels lately that's more contemplating this.