Carmilla

 

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Carmilla is said to be the basis for Bram Stroker’s Dracula. This book is rightfully a novel that I call dark and mysterious. The novel is basically the ramblings of a woman who is recalling what happened to her 10 years ago. She makes slight mistakes to her recallings as you go through the story which can be understood if someone is trying to write about something that happened 10 years ago but things like what nationality her mother is getting changed throughout the story. I would think that something this small and minuscule would be something someone would remember since it is their parent they are discussing. I digress.

This book describes vampires in a different light than the one I have grown up in. Some symptoms are the same but others have been altered or changed with the viewpoints we have today on vampires and the stories that are told. I would recommend this book if you have read Bram Stoker’s Dracula because I can see where the idea that this influenced his novel comes from throughout the story. One of the characters, from my recollection, even is described as if he is Van Helsing. It was a very interesting read that I will probably visit again to see what I missed the first time around.

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