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Dracula the Un-Dead

(Stoker's Dracula #3)

3.11  ·  Rating details ·  4,927 ratings  ·  844 reviews
At last—the sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendant and a Dracula historian

Bram Stoker's Dracula is the prototypical horror novel, an inspiration for the world's seemingly limitless fascination with vampires. Though many have tried to replicate Stoker's horror classic—in books, television shows, and movies—only the 1931 Bela Lugosi
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Hardcover, First Edition, 424 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Dutton (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jessica Laird I think the points made about adhering to the original novel need to be maintained w/in the context of knowing that the "original" novel as we know it…moreI think the points made about adhering to the original novel need to be maintained w/in the context of knowing that the "original" novel as we know it is not the original at all, but in fact pg.1 was actually page 101 in the original. The original preface was also condensed and altered to fit what we know to be in the novel. In order to get published, Bram Stoker was forced to change and edit out a lot of his story, but sent other original copies out elsewhere. After being given the priviledge of looking at the original copy and the edited preface, as well as the 1st 102 missing pages, Dacre Stoker used them to not only write this book, but also his latest, Dracul, which I just got done reading and highly recommend.
It is rather arrogant to assume that the ancestor of Bram Stoker, who has not only read his works, but also has access to and read his journals and original works on Dracula, as well as Stoker's early life, would just "simply" not have bothered to read the "original." The information he has in his own personal care and has read for himself are far more "original" than what Dracula is known to be today. With that in mind, I would give it another shot. I haven't personally read the sequel, but plan too; however, as I stated previously, I just finished reading Dracul, and it had a ton of info, esp. in the back under the Author's Notes, about the family, and where the ideas for Dracul, as well as Dracula, could have originated, what facts are true, which are fiction, as well as pics of original manuscripts from his journals to support them. Happy reading!
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Kristína Čoko-čokoláda I thought it could be Radu - Vlad's brother. I read somewhere, they had become enemies, because Radu fought for Ottoman empire, while Vlad against.…moreI thought it could be Radu - Vlad's brother. I read somewhere, they had become enemies, because Radu fought for Ottoman empire, while Vlad against. Elizabeth was quite enthusiastic to combat Dracula with his brother's sword and when Mina examined memories obtained from Bathory at one point she saw some dark enigmatic person visiting Elizabeth and then Dracula's face came into her mind and she was not sure, whether she thought of his face, or seen it in Erzsebet's memory. I do not know how Radu looked, but being brother with Dracula, he could have some similar facial features. I just do not know why would Bathory side with islam fan, when islam is even harsher to women, than christianity. So maybe I am wrong.(less)

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Margaret
Feb 12, 2010 rated it did not like it
Is there a way to give negative stars?

Against my better judgement and despite my ingrained wariness of “sequels” to classic novels, I ill-advisedly started Dracula The Undead in the optimistic hope that the author’s relationship to Bram Stoker might have inspired him to actually write something more or less worthy, as opposed to just exploiting his illustrious family connection for some quick cash.

Guess how that turned out.

This acorn has fallen so far from the tree that it can’t even see the f
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Matt
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
An annual re-read, perfectly matched with GR’s Horror Week!

After my latest re-read of Bram Stoker’s famous piece, I chose another story with eerie undertones, though this one is sure to stir up some controversy. Serving as a sequel to the classic original, Dacre Stoker works with renowned Dracula historian Ian Holt to bring this continuation of the story to life in fine form. It is now 1912, twenty-five years since Count Dracula has crumbled into dust. Can this have been long enough for those wh
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C.O. Bonham
May 30, 2011 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
This book was horrible. If you have ever read the classic novel "Dracula" by Bram Stoker DO NOT READ THIS. It took me forever to read because I kept getting mad at it. I only finished it so that I could write this review with a clear conscience. This is nothing but one really long Fan Fiction written by Ian Holt and endorsed by Dacre Stoker.

First of all it can not be a sequal to the Classic novel if you rewrite the events of the Classic novel. They don't even follow the format established in "Dr
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Sandi
Oct 30, 2009 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Absolutely Nobody
Dracula The Un-Dead may easily be the worst book I ever read. The only reason I stuck with it to the end was to see how many atrocities one book could possibly contain. The grammar is horrific. The story is overly melodramatic. It was implausible. It reads like bad fan fiction. It tries to throw in every gee-whiz technological marvel of the era, including the Titanic. (One character speeds down the road in his automobile at 10 miles per hour.) The horror is repetitive, poorly-written, and downri ...more
Sud666
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
Dacre Stoker shows us that the Stoker name has survived throughout the years (Dacre is a great-grand-nephew) but the writing talent has not. I was expecting something good and different. One out of two isn't bad. It IS different.

Taking place 20 years or so after the evnts of the classic original, this takes place mostly in London. The premise is that the intrepid band of adventurers who fought Dracula is being killed one by one. Who is responsible? From here we stumble across the characters from
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Anita
Oct 15, 2009 rated it did not like it
disappointed

a lot.


i feel like reading a crossover fan fiction by an amateur author who got a bit confused whether to make his own story or use his great grand uncle's famous character to sell the book.

you see, there's count dracula and there's countess Elizabeth bathory. both are generally known as blood drinker and sadist. but after reading the book title: dracula the un-dead, i do believe we all assume that this story is about count dracula, not bathory. hey, guess what? the book consist 90%
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Roberta
Jun 10, 2009 rated it it was ok
I met Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt at BookExpo and got an autographed ARC copy of this book for free. That's the good news -- I got it for free. I liked Dacre Stoker (notice how I didn't mention Ian Holt...) and I wanted to like his book but I was disappointed. I was hoping for more Dracula and less Elizabeth Bathory and Jack the Ripper. Actually, there were about 400 characters in the book and the game of recognizing them started distracting me from the plot. Besides for characters from the origin ...more
Rahul Matthew
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
DNF the book a 30% and flipped through the pages!!!I know flipping a Dracula book!!

"This book just drives a stake in the heart to any Draculian fans out there, such a pity"

The curse of the sequel to one of the Legendary Dracula-Cannot believe this exists!!!


Why any expectations from this book for "Anybody"-It is the actual sequel to the Original

-Written by a descendant to Bram Stoker (Dacre Stoker)
-Six freaking years in the making(assuming they did " Any" sort of research)
-It is about Dracula
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Julio Vm
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Veo que el libro tiene muchas críticas negativas. Desde mi punto de vista, su principal fallo es ser promocionado como la secuela oficial de Drácula. Es obvio que eso le viene grande. Ni creo que sus autores pretendiesen que fuese exactamente eso cuando lo escribieron. No lo es.
Leí Drácula de Stoker en 2013, y en seguida se convirtió en uno de mis libros favoritos de todos los tiempos. Esta novela siempre me produjo recelo.
¿Por qué le he dado cinco estrellas?
Lo primero, altera la historia previ
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Konnersdad
Jun 17, 2010 rated it did not like it
So I read this after reading Dracula, which I throughly enjoyed. I forced myself through this turdfest of a book until the bitter end. So Dracula's a good guy, now? Oooookay? Jonanthan is now a drunk in a loveless marriage? Ooooookay? Mina got knocked up by Dracula and she's in love with Dracula? Seward's a morphine addict? Van Hesling (my favorite charter from the pervious book)is a tratious old codger? Lesbian incest with an old fat aunt? The Titanic? Okay stop!!!!! None of these characters sh ...more
Cyndie
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
I loved this book. I did not go into the book expecting to be gripped by the literary writing style of Bram Stoker and perhaps that is why I was able to enjoy the book. If you want the classic, then go read the classic. Dracula the Un-Dead is a strong book that stands on its own.

Having just read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, I was eager to learn what had become of the beloved characters. To be completely honest I was disappointed by the hum drum ‘they all lived happily ever after’ ending of the origina
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Duncan
Nov 03, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge fan of the original Dracula, and I find this latest offering by Dacre to be paltry in comparison. I suppose the social context in which it was written has a lot to do with it. A lot has changed in the time between the two books, (the original was published in 1897 and the latter was published in 2009) and the sort of graphic sadism and demonized lesbianism prevalent in this book is indicative of a generation obsessed with shock value. For an example of this, please see any film in the ...more
Maria  (Mhemnoch)
De este libro hice muchos comentarios en el avance de la lectura, que recomiendo leer para completar este comentario final.
No le quería darle 2 estrellas, porque algunas partes han estado muy bien, y tengo marcados con 2 otros libros que me han gustado menos pero, al final, me he decantado por no subirlo a 3 porque "lo venden" como la secuela más o menos oficial (por estar escrito por un familiar y "basarse" muy entre comillas, en notas de Bram Stoker, sobre todo, personajes que al final descart
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Richard
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Cheryl Marren
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I know that many people have readily slated this book as being ridiculous. That's up to them. I like to take books as I find them and rate them on how well written and well-researched I think they are, whether I can learm anything from them, whether they show me a new way of looking at things and finally (and mostly) whether I enjoy reading them. For me, this ticked all the boxes in the affirmative. It's probably not perfect, possibly not the vision Bram Stoker would have imagined. But at the en ...more
CaliGirlRae
Oct 03, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: vampires, historical
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Courtney Bowman
Apr 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
When my dad told me that there was going to be a sequel to Dracula coming out and it was written by the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker I got excited. I could not wait to get my hands on Dracula Un-Dead. I was hoping that it would end the modernized verison of vampires that Stephanie Meyer created. But I was wrong.

I am going to first say that I am glad that I did not buy this book, instead I found it while I was looking through the shelves at the library for a good read. With eagerness I snat
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Petra
Aug 30, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Update. Finished listening to this tale about "the band of heroes" (a phrase heard endlessly over the course of this story). UGH!
Suffise to stay: give this book a miss. You won't be sorry. Everything you liked in Dracula will be missing from these pages. Just the opposite. Where Bram Stoker used words to mount tension, adventure and mystery, Dacre Stoker fills his pages with whiney, pale characters and lots of violence. And blood.
Run!


OMG the melodrama! Really, I don't see a high rating for this
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D'Ailleurs
Aug 26, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Αντιλαμβάνομαι ότι η pulp κουλτούρα είναι πρόσφορο έδαφος για την δημιουργία καλλιτεχνικών απομιμήσεων με νέες περιπέτειες ηρωών που χαίρουν άκρας εκτίμησης αλλά υπάρχει πάντα ένα όριο στο θράσος των υποψηφίων δημιουργών. Ως εκ τούτου πάντα απολάμβανα τις (δευτέρας διαλογής) περαιτέρω ιστορίες αγαπημένων χαρακτήρων αλλά με την προϋπόθεση ότι δεν αλλοιώνουν τα χαρακτηριστικά που αναπτύχθηκαν στο αυθεντικό έργο ή έστω όχι σε μεγάλο βαθμό.

Εδώ λοιπόν τι έχουμε, μια ακόμα "συνέχεια" του "Δράκουλα" το
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Gynger
Dec 26, 2009 rated it did not like it
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Susan Garrett
Oct 20, 2009 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: absolutely diehard Dracula fans
Downloaded this from Kindle and thank the Lorhd I didn't pay hardcover price for it. What a frustrating book! The name-checking of entertainment types who have had something to do with Dracula - cheap, boring and distracting. Another apologist version of Dracula (misunderstood Wallachian Christian hero) - yaaaawn.

The action was frenetic - there are a few good 'race to get somewhere scenes' - but the characters' inner monologues were laughably bad. Quincey Morris (son of Jonathan and Mina Harker)
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Blandine
Dec 14, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english
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Keri
Jun 16, 2010 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book. Oh, you have no idea how badly I wanted to like this book. And I do, sort of, kind of, in a funny way.

I think I would like it if it was a movie and all the names were changed. Because that's what it read like: a movie. I could see each scene in my mind, the dramatic moments, the cinematic special effects... But to me, that wasn't what the original Dracula was about to me.

The characters, the original Band of Heroes, have fallen onto hard times. This is completely under
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Troy
Oct 04, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When I read the last page and closed the book I had mixed emotions. First, relief that it was over. Second, sadness at the thought that my memory of the wonderful piece of literature that is "Dracula" will always be soiled by this book. Third, anger that Dacre Stoker made money off this book.
This book is a slap in the face to Bram Stoker and literature. The authors jumped on the bandwagon of Vampire mania by publishing amidst the frenzy of vampire novels. It is as if the two of them sat down, wa
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Caitlin O'Sullivan
Mar 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
Written by a Stoker family member and a Dracula researcher/screenwriter . . . and it shows. Between infodumps (I sometimes felt like I was reading a nonfiction combination of a Walking Guide to London, The Real Story of Dracula!, and The Real Story of Jack The Ripper!) and telling-not-showing description (please, please stop telling me about how much Quincy Harker resents Johnathan Harker) I was ready to chuck this book at the wall by about page 80. I kept reading, in hope that it would get bett ...more
Бранимир Събев
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Затварям новият роман за Дракула изпълнен с чувството на абсолютно удовлетворение. Много са малко книгите в живота на човек, за които може смело да се каже, че нямат никакви недостатъци.

„Дракула: Немъртвият” е точно такава книга.

Какво съдържа романа ли? Ще бъда кратък. Дейкър Стокър, потомък на Брам Стокър (дядото на Дейкър и Брам са били братя) се запознава с Йън Холт (може би най-големият почитател на Дракула в целия свят) и решават да отдадат своеото почитание към прачичото на Дейкър, написва
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Deborah Ideiosepius
Mar 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: travestys
I found this an appallingly bad book and despite being a fast reader, resorting to a lot of skim reading I have so far been unable to make it past page 64 or the end of chapter nine. There are almost limitless cringe-worthy points in these first chapters and while I may pick the book up again one day I am not betting that I will be feeling that masochistic anytime soon.

Regarding the authors; I see Dacre Stoker is a descendent of Bram Stoker and is not himself an author. My guess is that someone
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Geraldine O'Hagan
Jul 26, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Zephfire
Oct 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bram Stoker's Dracula has long been in my all time top 10 favourite books, and I had mixed feelings when I saw this billed as the true sequel. Written by a descendant of Bram's and Ian Holt and based on Bram's own notes, I wondered if it would be a worthy successor, it certainly seemed to have the pedigree. I found it to be very enjoyable, the inclusion of Elizabeth Bathory into the plot fit well, she is a captivating foe. Aligning the story into the Jack the Ripper crimes really added to my enj ...more
David
Jul 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
A badly written,badly researched non-sequel. Holt threw in everything he could to thrill the horror tastes of younger readers in 2012. He did this with no respect for the original, which he largely ignored in favour of 20th century movies, vampire trends and research books on Vlad the Impaler (which only sold because they cashed in on Bram's original book "Dracula" which had nothind to do with Vlad.Holt is merely an opportunist,Dacre a sell-out whose only contribution was his family name which H ...more
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Dacre Stoker, a Canadian citizen and resident of the U.S., is the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker. He is also the godson of H.G. Dacre Stoker, the commander of the AE2 submarine, whose tactics were instrumental in Gallipoli in World War I.

Dacre, who now calls Aiken, South Carolina home, was a member of the Canadian Men's Modern Pentathlon Team, Senior World Championships in 1979 and coach of the
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