|My Penguin Classics annotated edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula|
Today is the anniversary of the birth of Bram Stoker in 1847, creator of that most-enduring of vampires, Count Dracula.
I've been reading Dracula, for the first time, for a few weeks now, and am about half-way through (I'm a slow reader these days, as my eyes tend to wander between lines of text and good ol' Bram isn't exactly a fan of paragraphs!).
Can't believe I haven't read this story before, but my lovely annotated edition has been sitting on the shelf for an age, crying out for me to open it and I finally succumbed to its siren call.
I'm really enjoying the detective aspect of Dracula, something most of the movie adaptations miss out on as they simply accept that people know what vampires are these days.
Below are a couple of informative videos looking at the man himself and then his most famous creation: