Had Bram Stoker continued in the same vein and style as he did in the beginning of "Dracula" the book would have given me shivers throughout the reading. Regrettably, Stoker seemed to have diluted his horror and spent more time on boosting the male ego and portraying women as being nothing but the admirers of the male sex. I did enjoy the read but found it difficult to go through the last quarter with it's mushy dialogues.
Why, oh why, did Stoker have to introduce Helsing as a foreigner? Couldn't a simple Englishmen have done the job? His verbosity merely added to the thickness of the book and little to make the narrative more crisp.
Anybody else have the same feeling?