Sunday, May 03, 2009

Discover a Classic in a New Way....

Dracula_portrait_sml What is the significance of May 3rd? Well, if you are a reader of classic books (or movies), you might recognize the date as the day that Jonathan Harker makes his first entry in his journal and the reader embarks on a journey thru a story that is considered to be one of the classics of literature... Dracula.

Whitney Sorrow has decided to give the readers of her blog, Dracula, the chance to read the story from a different perspective than that of a bound book. In her words:

Experience Bram Stoker's Dracula in a new way -- in real time. Dracula is an epistolary novel (a novel written as a series of letters or diary entries,) and this blog will publish each diary entry on the day that it was written by the narrator so that the audience may experience the drama as the characters would have.

There are many novels that are considered to be classics. Some I have read, others I know the story, or have seen the movies based on them, but have never sat down and read the actual book. Dracula, surprisingly, is one of the those. I think this will be a unique way to enjoy it in written form for the first time. Anyone wish to join me?

5 comments:

Rebecca Anne said...

Well thats an interesting concept! I'll go check it out as quick as I can submit this comment.

Of course, some classics scare me as you know, (I'm scared of boredom) but Dracula seems a safe exciting choice!
Rebecca

Indigo said...

I'm so tempted to join you. Unfortunately I'm a little overwhelmed at the moment with the daily blog thing. I have however bookmarked to site to check it out at a later date. Thanks for the heads up. (Hugs)Indigo

Indigo said...

I thought it was so funny when I read Jonathan Harker, I immediately thought Keenu Reaves. (Hugs)Indigo

Traci said...

Interesting idea. I had a hard time slogging through Dracula in high school.

Dani said...

Great blog! I found my way here from Barbara's site. I haven't read Dracula.. but I have read The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. It's a fictional historical novel based on Dracula's life. It was pretty good. I look forward to reading your posts!