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Dracula

After reading Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang (which I highly recommend) I had to pull Bram Stoker’s Dracula back off the shelf. Ms. Kang opened each chapter with a quote from it and I just couldn’t resist revisiting the story.
It’s been so long since I read it that I honestly don’t even remember if I finished it the first time. It reads like a brand new story and I couldn’t be happier.
I forgot how much I love Van Helsing. With all the movies and shows, I had forgotten the written him. It honestly feels like catching up with an old friend. Also, Mina is just wonderful.
On the off chance you’ve never read the book, please do! There’s so much crammed into its pages that just cannot be translated to a visual medium. It is definitely worth the time spent.

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Opium and Absinthe

I’m a bit late posting as I’ve just about finished the story but what can I say? I was hooked from the first few pages on Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang.


It’s a compelling and touching tale in its own right, with a heroine I couldn’t help but love. It’s full of mystery, with hints of horror of the late Victorian kind, and supporting characters that draw you into their very well painted world.
Bonus: It’s also full of references to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I had to pull it off my shelf and bump it up to next on my to-be-read list. Have I read it before? Yes. Is that going to stop me from reading it now? Nope.

*Edited on July 3, 2020*
Finished it last night. I highly recommend you check it out! Actually, read them both if you haven’t already. You won’t regret it.

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